This is a list of crops I am growing or have grown, by year. I keep it updated as I go through the current year. Each year’s crops are different and each crop’s productivity in a given year is different. Often I have multiple varieties of the listed items, such as tomatoes, lettuce, kale, peas and squash. Sometimes I’m just experimenting with a particular crop and may only get enough volume to sample. Other times I have so much volume I’m giving food away to friends, family and co-workers. Sometimes the quality is phenomenal, sometimes it is pretty bad. But, all this provides a learning experience that helps me improve my efforts. The one rule for making the list is that the crop has to have been both harvested and eaten in the year listed. (Rule modification for 2010 and later: Since I’m now growing year-round, some crops keep for long periods  and I’m also preserving some of my food–so far, just by freezing–I’ll list all homegrown food eaten in a year, with a note whether it was harvested or a primary crop in a previous year.)

2013 (as of June 18)

  1. chard
  2. kale
  3. brocollini
  4. beet
  5. cabbage
  6. blackberry (frozen from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  7. raspberry (frozen from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  8. blueberry (frozen from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  9. aprium (frozen from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  10. apricot
  11. pepino dulce
  12. lemon
  13. mandarin orange
  14. tree collard
  15. leek
  16. summer squash (frozen from last year’s harvest)
  17. winter squash blackberry (from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  18. arugula
  19. chives
  20. garlic (from last year’s harvest)
  21. apples (dried from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  22. tomatoes blackberry (dried from last year’s harvest)
  23. string beans (frozen from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  24. dry beans (dried from last year’s harvest)
  25. celery
  26. beet greens

2012 (as of December 31)

  1. Blackberries (frozen from last year & fresh from this year)
  2. Blue berries (frozen from last year & fresh from this year)
  3. Raspberries (frozen and dried from last year & fresh from this year)
  4. Summer squash (frozen from last year & fresh from this year)
  5. String beans (frozen from last year & fresh from this year)
  6. Tomatoes (dried from last year’s harvest & fresh from this year)
  7. Dry beans (from last year’s harvest)
  8. Leeks
  9. Chard
  10. Tree collards
  11. Kale
  12. Lettuce
  13. Garlic
  14. Orach
  15. Apples (fresh & dried from last year’s harvest & fresh from this year)
  16. Mandarin orange
  17. Cauliflower (head and leaves)
  18. Celery
  19. Chives
  20. Cabbage
  21. Onion
  22. Radish
  23. Lemon
  24. Carrot
  25. Parsley
  26. Cucumber
  27. Grapes (new crop this year!)
  28. Plum
  29. Apricot
  30. Aprium
  31. Collard greens
  32. Sorrel
  33. Purslane
  34. Brocollini

2011 (as of December 31 )

  1. Celery
  2. Brussels sprouts
  3. Blueberries
  4. Raspberries
  5. Mandarin orange
  6. Meyer lemon
  7. Winter squash (last year’s harvest)
  8. Summer squash (frozen, from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  9. Blackberries (frozen, from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  10. String beans (frozen, from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  11. Tomatoes (dried, from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  12. Basil (in frozen pesto, from last year’s harvest; fresh from this year’s harvest)
  13. Brocolli
  14. Purslane
  15. Leek
  16. Orach (Mountain spinach)
  17. Chard (volunteers everywhere!)
  18. Plums
  19. Apples
  20. Tree collards
  21. Figs
  22. Garlic
  23. Broccolini or rapini (Not sure which! Planted both, one went to seed early and I’m eating the other.)
  24. Cucumbers (even made some good dill pickles the old fashioned way, by fermenting them)
  25. Beets
  26. Beet greens
  27. Pepino dulce
  28. Tomatillos
  29. Eggplant
  30. Peppers
  31. Potatoes
  32. Grapes
  33. Chives
  34. Persimmon

2010 (as of December 31)

  1. Kale
  2. Lettuce
  3. Tomato (last year’s plants; this year: 10 varieties)
  4. Peppers (last year’s plants; this year: 3 varieties)
  5. Garlic (last year’s and this year’s plants)
  6. Tree collards
  7. Peas
  8. Brocolli
  9. Blackberries (last year’s and this year’s harvests)
  10. Butternut squash (last year’s harvest)
  11. Leeks
  12. Cabbage
  13. Beet greens
  14. Sorrel
  15. Lemon
  16. Mandarin orange
  17. Swiss chard
  18. Blueberries
  19. Raspberries
  20. Apricots (A new crop this year!)
  21. Strawberries
  22. Zucchini squash
  23. Yellow crook-neck squash
  24. Plums (A new crop this year; two varieties)
  25. Apples (three varieties)
  26. Mustard greens
  27. Cucumbers (four varieties)
  28. String beans (three varieties)
  29. Figs
  30. Trombetta squash
  31. Purslane
  32. Eggplant
  33. Brussels sprouts
  34. Celery
  35. Okra

2009 (as of December 31)

  1. Tomatoes (6 varieties)
  2. Mandarin orange
  3. Lettuce (about 6 varieties)
  4. Kale (2 varieties)
  5. Leeks
  6. Spinach
  7. Peas (2 varieties)
  8. Turnip (root & greens)
  9. Beet greens
  10. Strawberries
  11. Cabbage (2 varieties)
  12. Tree collards
  13. Black raspberries (May 2010 correction: blackberries, not black raspberries)
  14. Arugula
  15. Raspberries
  16. Blueberries
  17. Chard
  18. Broccoli
  19. Winter squash
  20. Garlic
  21. String beans
  22. Cape gooseberry
  23. Summer squash (two varieties)
  24. Basil
  25. Cucumber (two varieties)
  26. Lemon
  27. Eggplant
  28. Sorrel
  29. Melon
  30. Fig
  31. Bell pepper
  32. Purslane

2008

  1. Black raspberries (May 2010 correction: blackberries, not black raspberries)
  2. String beans
  3. Peas
  4. Kale
  5. Apples
  6. Figs
  7. Leeks
  8. Brocolli
  9. Lettuce
  10. Cape gooseberry/ground cherries
  11. Winter squash
  12. Cucumbers
  13. Beet greens
  14. Raspberries
  15. Plums
  16. Peach
  17. Summer squash
  18. Mandarin orange
  19. Basil
  20. Eggplant
  21. Purslane
  22. Chard

2007

  1. Black raspberries (May 2010 correction: blackberries, not black raspberries)
  2. String beans
  3. Peas
  4. Fava beans
  5. Corn
  6. Kale
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Apples
  9. Figs
  10. Leeks
  11. Brocolli
  12. Lettuce
  13. Spinach
  14. Cape gooseberry
  15. Turnip
  16. Okra
  17. Winter squash
  18. Cucumbers
  19. Chard
  20. Purslane

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