Yardibles is located on a little less than a quarter-acre lot, with some of the land in an HOA governed front yard. With over 9 garden beds and other planting areas in the backyard, I thought I would share with you what I grow each month in this 1/4 acre backyard garden.
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You can grow a nice garden on a 1/4 of an acre!
Over the past couple of months, I have been recording my garden harvests daily. I track each item by weight -in ounces then I convert it to pounds. I created a great harvest tracking spreadsheet to keep track of everything that makes it into the house. Yes, there are those times when some of my harvests never make it past the back door, like fresh asparagus spears, peas, tomatoes, and berries. Or those times when friends come by for a large harvest of Moringa leaves and herbs.
A late start to the 2020 garden
This tracker was started in late May, so this will only include a week of harvest tracking. June will include a full month. Also, keep in mind, I started the garden late this year as I was working on another small business project over the winter. I began planting in March and have been battling squash bugs on most of my squash plants which have set the harvest behind. Here are my results for the end of May:
May Harvest Tracker: (May 26-31st)
|Beans – Asparagus Bean|
|Beans – Black Eyed Pea|
|Beans – Black Turtle Beans|
|Beans- Oriental Yard Long|
|Beans- Purple Yard Long|
|Beets -Detroit with tops||0.93||0.06|
|Beets – Golden with tops||10.25||0.64|
|I’toi Onion Tops / Greens|
|Squash – Cube of Butter||17.3||1.08|
|Squash – Patty Pan||15.1||.094|
|Tomato – Early Girl||4.7||0.29|
|Tomato – Red Cherry Volunteer?||0.55||0.03|
|Tomato – Sun Gold||2.8||0.18|
What I planted In MAY in my backyard garden:
Here is a list of seeds I planted in May – Due to a diverse microclimate in the yard, I sometimes like to experiment with planting early or out of season crops:Amaranth Spinach Multi-Colored
Amaranth – Hopi
Beans- Asparagus Beans
Beans – Cave Beans (got eaten by something, replanted in June)
Beans – Oriental Yard Long
Beans – Purple Noodle Beans
Beans – Soy
Pumpkin – Sugar Pie
Radish (Planted under my Armenian Cucumbers and yard Long Beans)
Sweet Potato (1 plant)
Sunflower – Mammoth & Velvet Queen
Watermelon – Moon & Stars or Sugar Baby, forgot to label this one 🙂