Over the summer I found time to analyse last year’s harvests from my small balcony and window sills (more details in 2010 growing diary). Below is a table that shows you the weight of each of the main crops. The table also shows you what this equates to in terms of typical supermarket packs. As you can see, we harvested (and ate!) a lot of salad leaves (144 packs), herbs (165 packs), and tomatoes (113 punnets) as well as plenty of stir fry greens (44 packs) and French and runner beans (51 packs).
The low yields of root veg are partly due to my lack of success at growing them (any tips, please?) and partly because they are allocated less space.
|Total tomatoes||28.4||113 punnets @ 250g each|
|Salad||14.4||144 packs @ 100g|
|Pea shoots||2.1||21 packs @ 100g|
|Stir Fry||4.4||44 packs @ 100g|
|Total green leaves||24.2|
|Courgette||2.8||14 packs @ 200|
|Squash & Marrow||9.6||4 BIG squash|
|Total beans and peas||10.2||51 packs @ 200g|
|Other (incl rhubarb & radish, green tomatoes, etc)||6.5|
|Herbs||3.3||165 packs @ 20g each|
|Total root veg||1.7|