Yearly harvest weight vs reality

I am completely interested in numbers and stats. I would *LOVE* to keep track of how many pounds of this and that I grow in the garden each year. It would interest me completely to compare how many pounds of tomatoes I got in 2010 vs 2009 or 2008.

The problem is that on a daily basis I have no motivation to find the time to weigh each thing separately after harvest and before I put it on the counter. My garden produce is usually picked immediately after I come home from an 8 hour work day and immediately before my wife and/or I make dinner. Then we clean the kitchen, put the kids to bed and at 9:00 or 9:30 pm I usually need to can something that is overflowing the counters.

Maybe I’ll just try to keep track of how many jars of each thing I end up canning and how many packages of other things I freeze. That might be do-able.

Maybe I’ll recruit my wife (who is off work all summer) to do some canning this year. 😉

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Leslie on May 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I’ll can if you build me a picnic table this weekend.

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  2. This is something I aspire to do as well, but fail to ever achieve. For me the hardest part is calculating the weights of the foods the kids and I eat while tending to the garden…

    Reply

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