Whoo hoo, this post marks the Henbogle produce department finally showing a profit. Thanks in no small part to picking over 5.5 lbs. of blueberries and 48 heads of garlic, my garden spreadsheet is in the black at last. This is a far cry from last year, when I was in the black for my June 28 Harvest Monday post. Granted, last years’ expenses were a mere $317 compared to my spendy year thus far at $383. The roll of remesh was spendy at almost $95 dollars, but so far I’m happy with it.
This weeks harvests included a zucchini (6 oz.) and the first two Flying Saucers patty pan squash (4.5 oz.), another 1 .5 lbs. of broccoli side shoots, over 6 lbs. of cucumbers, 7 oz. of herbs, 48 heads of garlic and the aforementioned blueberries. We also had some lettuce (which I apparently forgot to weigh as it isn’t on the spreadsheet), which became part of a delicious nicoise salad that featured some new potatoes I harvested last week.
We are still eagerly awaiting homegrown tomatoes and green beans, but at least the hard work I’ve put in thus far is paying off.
This weeks total harvested came to 17 lbs. bringing the total weight of harvests this year to 96 lbs. valued at $406.69. Less my expenses of $383.06, that brings the total value of harvests this year $23.63. Hooray, once again, my habit is justified in terms of household economics.
This post is part of Daphne’s Harvest Monday series, where gardeners share what they are harvesting and eating from their gardens. Check it out on her blog, Daphne’s Dandelions.