Thursday, January 2, 2014

December 2013 Summary


October and November's results weren't worth the time and effort filling in my spreadsheet or writing a dedicated blog about. At a guess we would have produced only about 5% of our vegetable needs. This was due to changing the chicken rotation schedule, and a change of focus from doing to planning. Both I am hoping will yield even better results in time, and make up for the couple of lost months. The success of my new process however will depend on how well I manage to plant-out in the two hottest months - January and February. My fingers and toes and crossed.

The garden is currently looking magnificent and December saw the start of the garden ramping back up, with a vegetable self-sufficiency of 39%. Had our first two tomatoes for the season and bounty of fresh potatoes for Christmas.

            Grown (g)  Purchased (g)  Grown %
Avocado                 750             0%
Bean           215      1,510           12%
Beetroot       2,260    1,350           63%
Broccoli                1,235           0%
Basil          70                       100%
Capsicum                1,295           0%
Carrot                  2,018           0%
Celery                  300             0%
Cucumber       690                      100%
Cabbage                 550             0%
Garlic                  80              0%
Kale           590                      100%
Lettuce        1,005                    100%
Lentil                  400             0%
Onion                   2,305           0%
Parsley        200                      100%
Pea                     1210            0%
Potato         2215     2,505           47%
Pumpkin                 2,175           0%
Spring Onion   430                      100%
Sweet Corn              1,120           0%
Silverbeet     500                      100%
Tomato         100      1,805           5%
Zucchini       530                      100%

Total          8,805    20,608          30%
Average                                 39%

Money          $ 135.00 (excludes water)

Heres to successful gardens in 2014. May your garden nourish your body and soul.

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