The aim of this page is to show you what your average suburban back yard can grow and harvest for you and your family. I have based this on the results of my own harvest in our suburban block of land.
The 2012-2013 Harvest results are in! 197kg in total for June 2012 to June 2013. I hope to do better than this next year with all the learnings gained from this years growing failures and successes.
The below harvest table shows how much we have saved this year by growing our own produce. When I factor in the set up costs, we are still in the red by approximately $1300 this year, but I expect the savings to be much greater next year when the fruit trees are more established.
The results are in for June 2013 to June 2014. It wasn’t the best year for bumper produce and the harvest of berries was much lower than last year. I am still trying to figure out why we had such a small harvest of young berries from the year previous. The late winter / early spring warmth made lots of the trees flower and fruit earlier than expected and I think this had an impact on the amount and size of fruit.
I was also hoping for a good year with the pumpkins, but they didn’t seem to take off too well either, despite plenty of attention and watering.
The good news is that I am back to break even for the cost of setting up all the garden beds, watering system and also the fruit trees and plants.
For the 2014/15 year harvest I will be focusing more on the fruit trees and berries (strawberries and raspberries) over the summer months along with the usual Tomato crop.