The target to grow £500 food this year on my small balcony and window sills (see Growing Diary) was beaten on 10 September. By 8 October, the total was up to £669 / 66 kg.
A more detailed breakdown will follow at the end of the year – but for now I thought you might like to see what crops have contributed most – see below:-
The top five most productive and valuable crops have been:-
£205 / 23kg – tomatoes – equivalent to 92 punnets of supermarket tomatoes – from 3 large containers on south window sills and 1.5 containers on balcony
£186 / 10 kg – salad – equivalent to 100 bags of supermarket salad – from 6 medium containers and one very large container on balcony
£96 / 2.4kg – herbs (mixed) – equivalent to 120 supermarket packs of herbs – from 3 medium containers on window sills and 2 on balcony
£42 / 6.4kg – runner beans -equivalent to 42 supermarket packs – from just 1 large container on balcony
£26 / 2.8kg – courgettes – from 1 large container on balcony (does not include the 3kg marrow from same plant!).
I’ve now increased the target to try and grow as much this year as on a London sized allotment!