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End of the Season Stats

November 18, 2011

Some 2011 QuickBooks reports

The 2011 season really is finished now, with the last delivery about a week and a half ago. It has been a good season.

I am a detail person. I have always liked things like maps and charts and math class at school. So, it is no surprise that one of the things I like about QuickBooks are the reports you can generate. I’m sure I am not using it to its potential, but I can get some interesting data without much effort at all. So, via my record keeping in QuickBooks, I have the following statistics from the 2011 season:

Lovely tomatoes

I delivered produce to 78 different customers this season.

Sales increased by almost 24% over last year. (Disclaimer: percentage increase can be high when the numbers are low!)

Tomatoes brought in the highest percentage of sales, at 11.8%, followed by lettuce at 9.7%, peas (snow and snap) at 7.1%, beans (snap) at 6.9%, and kale at 6.2%.

I sold 285.5 pounds of carrots…more weight than any other vegetable, unless you count all the varieties of winter squash together (I put pumpkins in this category, too), which totaled 651.5 pounds.

Sage had the least weight sold, at 1 oz., since I never put it on the list and only put it in one bag.

476 zucchini left June’s Corner Garden, along with 375 garlic scapes (75 bunches of 5), and 190 leeks, but only 16 lemon cucumbers got out (they did not have a good year).

A tropical vacation? Nope, just some of the left over kale.

I figured it up again: all of this and more came from 1/3 acre, which in 2011 was 64% vegetables, 16% fruits, and 20% not producing this year. (In the future, it will be pretty close to half fruits and half vegetables.)

Whew! There is a lot of information in these reports that will help me with planning for 2012, in January.

Until then, I still have a few beds left to cover for winter, now just with leaves or compost. Then it will be mostly inside until February; reading, researching, planning and preparing for next year. I can let the girls out to free range some now. You’d be amazed at how well they can find big earthworms in the wet grass. They love scratching through the leaf and compost covered beds, too, where I am always hoping they will find and eat the slugs and slug eggs.  I do have to be careful they don’t scratch up the cover crop that isn’t quite established yet and they don’t get to the left over kale before we do. And, of course, they only get to free range as long as they don’t cross the road!

With the close of the season, I would like to say thank you to all my customers for making 2011 a great season at June’s Corner Garden.

A free ranging Dominique, looking for something good to eat

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Barbara Scot permalink
    November 18, 2011 6:21 pm

    Michelle, congrats on a successful season. I am one of your lucky customers and I’m already thinking about next year with early peas, lettuce and lots and lots of tomatoes! Great job! And I love your posts as well. Barb Scot

  2. November 19, 2011 3:38 pm

    you are awesome! and already so on top of your planning, very inspired : )

  3. November 20, 2011 9:30 pm

    I think my husband ate most of those snap peas. He told me at the beginning of the season that they were his crack—as long as there were snap peas in the fridge, he was a happy man.

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