Growing 1,000 Pounds of Food in 2019


I decided about a week ago that I would give myself a challenge – weigh all of my harvest for the entire year, and see if I can grow 1,000 pounds of homegrown food.

Here’s my video showing the first harvest of the year, earlier today:


1 pound, 12 ounces.  A small start, but a good assortment of stuff – salad greens, radishes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, starfruit.  I’m excited that those young starfruit trees are starting to produce now.


1,000 pounds seems like a lot.  And it is.  But, I have a few big harvests I know I can count on.  The 80+ year old mango tree on the property will produce hundreds of pounds of fruit in the summer.  I’m expecting several racks of bananas, lots of papaya, and will be digging up a ton of root crops throughout the year.  Sweet potatoes, cassava, yams- all excellent calorie crops which do great in this climate.  And maybe I’ll finally get my pumpkin game up to par! I’ve got the seeds.

A lot to look forward to over the next year.  I’ve set a goal of posting regularly to youtube and this site, so stay tuned as the journey progresses.  Let me know in the comments if you have any big goals set for the year, and what you think about mine!

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