We are beginning to see the garden output increase as the days get longer and warmer. Our tomato plants already have blossoms. Lettuce is beginning to bolt as is our swiss chard. Those will be replaced with more warm season crops. The artichokes are finally done. The last remaining blossoms we left to set flower as they became too tough to eat. But the peas have jumped in to replace them. The peas this year are phenomenal. After last year’s lack luster garden it is nice to see what a difference the city water is making. The peas, which never made it more than 2′ high are now out growing our 4′ high trellises. The actual pods are double the size as are the peas inside of them.
We also harvested some swiss chard, lettuce (the Cimmaron lettuce has still stayed sweet with no bitterness), strawberries, and of course, eggs.
Swiss Chard = 1 lb @ $2.99/lb = $2.99 Savings
Peas = 7.88 lb @ $5.00/lb = $39.35 Savings
Lettuce = .87 @ $1.99/lb = $1.79 Savings
Eggs = 3.75 dz @ $7.50/dz = $28.13 Savings
So for the season so far we’ve harvested:
Swiss Chard: 1.9 lbs
Artichokes: 34.7 lbs
Lettuce: 10 lbs
Eggs: 713 or 59.42 dozen
Strawberries: 2.2 lbs
Peas: 7.88 lbs