I set a goal for myself this year of growing 500 pounds of produce from my home and community gardens. Vic doesn't think I'm going to make it. I'm worried he may be right.
Last year, I grew about 200 pounds of produce from my home garden. Much of that weight was thanks to fruit from our trees, and the rest was due to a bumper crop of tomatoes. I managed to achieve that lofty poundage even though my squash crop failed.
With the addition of my new 14-by-20-foot community garden plot this year, I was sure that I'd be able to reach 500 pounds by the end of December. I've heard that a plot that size can provide 300 pounds of produce. But now I have my doubts that I'll be able to reap such a bounty. I'm being invaded by critters of various sorts at both gardens.
The invasion started in March at the home garden. I had grown the most beautiful heads of red cabbage ever. I was so proud of them. They didn't even have slug damage.