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Record-breaking harvest at Phipps Bridge Community Garden



From June to December 2020, our Community Champions harvested a whopping 1,020kg of fresh produce, grown with love and care at Phipps Bridge Community Garden. This is a fantastic result and the first time our team has hit the ton mark! Around a quarter of this was donated to Merton's Community Fridge as part of our Sustainable Food Places programme.


Our Community Gardening Coordinator Ruth has done a bit of number crunching and here's how our harvests turned out...


Vegetables

๐ŸŒฑ Jerusalem artichoke - 7.5kg

๐ŸŒฑ Broad beans - 22.2kg

๐ŸŒฑ Dwarf beans - 12.5kg

๐ŸŒฑ Runner beans 68.75kg

๐ŸŒฑ Beetroot - 15.5kg

๐ŸŒฑ Brussell sprouts - 12.8kg (and still counting)

๐ŸŒฑ Cabbage - 1.8kg (and still counting)

๐ŸŒฑ Cavalo nero - 2.45kg (and still counting)

๐ŸŒฑ Chard - 25kg (and still counting)

๐ŸŒฑ Courgettes - 114.5kg

๐ŸŒฑ Fennel - 1.45kg (and still a bit to be harvested)

๐ŸŒฑ Kale - 3.9kg (and still counting)

๐ŸŒฑ Leeks - 12.8kg

๐ŸŒฑ Onions - 38.1kg

๐ŸŒฑ Pak choi - 0.7kg (we need to be quicker to harvest this next year before it goes to seed!)

๐ŸŒฑ Parsnips - 24.1kg

๐ŸŒฑ Peas - 0.55kg

๐ŸŒฑ Potatoes - 131kg

๐ŸŒฑ Radishes - 4.45kg

๐ŸŒฑ Salad leaves - 5.5kg (and still a bit to harvest)

๐ŸŒฑ Squashes/pumpkins - 121kg (the Turks Head squashes particularly delicious this year)

๐ŸŒฑ Sweetcorn - 1.7kg

๐ŸŒฑ Tomatoes - 64.9kg (including 16.1kg cherry tomatoes) - this is a record for us!

๐ŸŒฑ Turnips - 2.75kg and still a few to harvest


Fruit

๐ŸŒฑ Apples - 17.6kg

๐ŸŒฑ Blackberries - 4kg

๐ŸŒฑ Plums/damsons - 4.1kg

๐ŸŒฑ Pears - 5kg

๐ŸŒฑ Raspberries - 0.55kg (plus the ones we ate straight from the bush!)

๐ŸŒฑ Red/Blackcurrants - 0.25kg

๐ŸŒฑ Gooseberries - 12.35kg

๐ŸŒฑ Grapes - 10.5kg (Special thanks to Bob and Steve!)



Fantastic results and brilliant work by all members of the team! We look forward to another busy growing season in the year ahead.


Find out more about our community gardening activities HERE.


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