Growing Season 2009-Wrap up

Last night we had the first frost. This afternoon the boys and I spent the afternoon pulling wilted plants and weeds out of the garden. I added up our final totals for the season

2009 total:

* 584.09 lbs *

That includes....
231.85 lbs of tomatoes
78.0 lbs of sweet potatoes
57.77 lbs or 101 cucumbers

30.99 lbs or 148 green peppers
29.4 lbs or 35 ears of corn
21.7 or 12 butternut squashes
24.0 lbs of strawberries

43.85 lbs or 21 cantaloupes
27.4 lbs of peas
and more....

We canned tomatoes,ketchup, salsa, jellies and pickles. I have a freezer full of tomato sauce, green beans, and green peppers. You would think my pantry/freezer is full, but it isn't really. We ate a lot as we got it and we have eaten some since we put it away. I can already see where we will have to increase if I want to store enough to actually make it to or near the following season.


  1. Amazing! I'm inspired....and jealous. :)

  2. Holy guacamole, that's a lot! I'd love to have my own veggie garden and some fruit trees. One day...when we finally get settled somewhere. We plan on moving again in about 2 years (hopefully our *final* move). Thanksfor stopping by my blog!

  3. I like your new template. Where did you get it?

  4. Wow, this is amazing! So jealous!

    Beautiful produce.

    And the sweet potato harvest? I am reading next!

  5. HOly cow. That is amazing! I am in awe.

    I wonder how much I got? I will really have to get a scale next year.

    Have a great night Sadie!



  6. VERY impressive! That's awesome.

  7. I'm so jealous. My own "garden" is pitiful and feeds mostly mice.