Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
hoggs222

Garden Yields?

9 posts in this topic

I started my first garden this year. It's kinda dorky, but I set up a spreadsheet to see about planting next year. I have 2 4x8 raised beds. I used 1/2 and 1/2 Topsoil and Manure mixture. # of plants:

6 Jalapeno

3 Habenero

3 Serrano

3 Super Chili

3 Hot Bananna

1 packet of vine green beans

6 bell pepper

2 Cherry Tomato

4 Roma tomato

Here's what I have picked so far:

68 Jalapeno

5 Habenero

57 Serrano

83 Super Chili

66 Hot Bananna Pepper

90 Green Beans

7 Big Bell Peppers

66 Roma Tomato

354 Cherry Tomato

There is wayyyyyyy more out there that I haven't even picked yet. I'm surprised I didn't do this before, because I love salsa and chili! Now if I could just find a few hundred bags of tortilla chips somewhere!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hoggs for your chips get some flour tortias cut em into triangles and deep fry to golden or darker,some popcorn salt soon as they come out of fryer.You may never buy chips again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

U could always use salsa in different recipes!!!! Or mix with sour cream and dip with Doritos! *****YUMMY*****

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeez.....bring on the hot peppers.You must have a tough constitution.5 jalepono plants were plenty for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My garden has been very slow this year. I don't get full sun but when it comes around it cooks my spot. This, generally, hasn't been a very good garden year in my neighborhood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started 24 early girl tomatoes from seed in March. Also 200 walla walla onion plants. Did the lights and planted everything in the ground a week before memorial day. The tomatoes were so big they were flowering when they went into the garden. Ate my first tomato Jul 9. I have picked close to 8 bushels and have canned over 20 qts of sauce and given away many. Have tons of onions and accidentally bought habaneros instead of Japalernos. These things are so hot that I only give them to people I don't like. Did gardening this year to be as cheap as possible. Two bags of seeds and about 12 bucks for electricity for the grow lights. Easily got back my investment and next year will be cheaper cause I now own the grow lights and the tomato cages. I also tried to do Romas which did not produce as well and I am not too crazy about the flavor. Did 4 super sweet 100s and am picking about 150 a day of those. Been an awesome tomato year for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had 15 lbs of cherry tomatoes, so I just made a bunch of puree for salsa. We made 1/2 a turkey fryer pot of salsa yesterday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Generally can't enumerate what comes off the garden as between what I eat when I'm out there and what gets given away between the wife and I, there's no good way of knowing. Gave away many gallons of fresh picked string beans and sugar snap peas, quite a few small buckets of tomatoes, boo-koo grocery bags of cukes and dozens of ears of sweet corn. In addition, many 5 gallon pails of overdone cukes and at least one of string beans found their way over the fence to the sheep after being gone on business for a week. The zucchini of all things was about the most disappointing. Perhaps a dozen with lots of aborted zukes. Probably the closest I can come on any of the produce is the muskmelons. Gave away about 10 so far, ate another 5 roughly and there appear to be about 20 left to ripen/pick. Not sure on the pumpkin, gourd, squash, Indian corn front yet. All I know is I planted, weeded and fought the bugs so there are plenty for her to use for this fall wedding she's decorating for. Mysteriously somehow, a little fat buddy fall fishing trip managed to get planned for that same weekend. Let's see, go fishing or go to a wedding? Oh alright, guess I'll go fishing. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My dog just realized she likes tomatoes. I caught her picking one from under the fence to eat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0