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Garden Harvest Spreadsheet

February 23rd, 2009

I finally finished my garden harvest spreadsheet template, so I’m ready for the Garden Harvest Challenge. Many of you expressed interest in the file, so I am adding it to my blog for you to download. I saved them as templates to make it easy
I have a Numbers file for Mac users and an Excel file for you poor Windows users. The Numbers file is much prettier of course, but they both work wonderfully. The Excel file has 3 tabs, one for the input table, one for the total harvest table, and one for the bar graph (I’m not as familiar with Excel as I used to be so it probably could be better, feel free to make any changes to improve it). The Numbers file has all of the tables & graphs on the same sheet. When you enter your total harvest in the first table it will update the amount in the second table and include the totals on the bar graph. You do have to manually change the crop titles on both tables, but that’s easy. If anyone has any great additions to the file let me know (particularly the Excel file).

So fellow Freedom Gardeners, let’s see how much of a dent we can put in the million pound goal!

Garden Harvest Spreadsheet – Excel
Garden Harvest Spreadsheet – Numbers

I have to admit this is a far cry from the file I used last year. I just kept track of my tomato harvest by type last year, which I may do again this year in a separate garden harvest file. I’ll keep you up to date every month with my harvest tally, I can’t wait to see how well all of you do this year with your freedom gardens.

How are you keeping track of your harvests?

20 Comments to “Garden Harvest Spreadsheet”
  1. Daphne on February 23, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I made an excel spreadsheet too, but not as nice of a one as yours. It is all on one page with no graphs. Plus I have a little harvest tally on my sidebar that I’m hoping to update every week once it is actually harvest time. That may be a while since the garden is still under snow. My goal is not just to keep track of my harvest, but also what it is worth and what I spend, so I’ll know what I’m saving.

    Daphne’s last blog post.. Playing in the Mud

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  2. Chicago Mike on February 23, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I am keeping track of it with your spreadsheet now. :)

    Gotta buy a scale though.


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  3. Annie's Granny on February 23, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I’m thinking of hanging a fish scale right out in my garden so I can weigh the produce before I hand it over the fence to a neighbor or consume it myself right there on the spot. Last year a lot of stuff never did get weighed, because it never got as far as the kitchen scale. I also have an Individual Plant Analysis card file, and a blog of what is growing in my garden to keep track of each crop, along with a daily journal for jotting things down so I don’t forget to enter them in the card file and the blog.

    Annie’s Granny’s last blog post.. February 22, 2009: I Need More Seeds Like I Need…

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  4. deborah on February 23, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Wow! Thanks for the work you put into thischart. I’ll definitely be using it!

    deborah’s last blog post.. Reproductive Organs?

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  5. kristin on February 23, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Well. Did SOMEBODY get a degree in accounting, hmmm? Now who could THAT be? :-)

    I don’t keep track of my harvest–I just try to keep UP with my harvest.

    kristin’s last blog post.. Saturday Fun: A Roll In the Hay

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  6. Susy on February 23, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Oh yes, a scale is a necessary tool. I have the Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale and I like it. I would love to find an old grocery store scale to hang in my garage, but I don’t know if that will happen. This is the one I use for bread and all my cooking and for garden harvests as well.

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  7. Teri on February 23, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks Susy! Very nice of you. I am for sure going to use it, my projection is that my Italian prune tree will be the most prolific thing in my garden, unless we get a late frost.

    Teri’s last blog post.. 54/365 Diptych

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  8. Susy on February 23, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Italian Prunes, yum. I think that my tomatoes will probably be my most prolific producers, although the foraged berries from around the area will come in a close second I think.

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  9. Andres Stell on February 23, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you so much for the spreadsheet. I am looking forward to keeping a tally of what I am successfully able to grow.

    Andres Stell’s last blog post.. Dose of Organic Sulfur

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  10. Dan on February 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Last year I weighted most things and updated it on my blog’s side bar. I also counted each tomato and updated that on my side bar. It was pretty tough to keep on top of it so I am not sure if I will do it this year. Although if I don’t do it again then I wouldn’t know if I beat last years harvest, decisions decisions.

    Dan’s last blog post.. First Signs of Hot Peppers

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  11. Mangochild on February 24, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Thank you! I was hoping that you would post the method, and now you’ve posted the spread sheets themselves… (oh, another Mac user here – so much better, lol). How do I track my harvest? Well, I plan to do so this summer, I think in much the same way as you described. I think its especially important for me now, starting out, so I have some sort of base line and can learn what to do next year in terms of how much I need and how much I can supply for myself…

    Mangochild’s last blog post.. Spotlight: Dark Days Challenge Week 14

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  12. Judy on February 24, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I just downloaded the Excel spreadsheet! Thanks. Going to play with it now :-)

    Judy’s last blog post.. Quick Harvest Post, Feb 23, 2009

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  13. Andres Stell on February 25, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I played around with your template in numbers, and have added linked it to the garden journal I had been working on. It is available via my blog:

    Feel free to further edit or improve as seen fit. Thanks again.

    Andres Stell’s last blog post.. Dose of Organic Sulfur

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  14. Jandra on March 1, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for the spreadsheet. I’ll be using it to keep track of this year’s harvest.

    The Netherlands

    Jandra’s last blog post.. Freedom harvest challenge

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  15. hannah on March 1, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I have downloaded the excell spreadsheet and love the look of it, the only thing I would love to see is that on the second tab, with the total harvest, it would be great if there could be a box at the bottom, or on the third spreadsheet that adds up the total amount, rather than just total per item. Does that make sense?

    hannah’s last blog post.. Stop

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  16. Susy on March 2, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Hannah: You can total up that column of total harvest very easily. All you have to do is click on the cell at the bottom of the column (the one after the last item in your list) and then click on the Sum button on the toolbar at the top (the one with the Greek E (sigma) on it). Or you can put this formula in that cell =SUM(B2:B23)

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  17. What’s It Worth? | Chiot's Run on March 4, 2009 at 4:04 am

    […] going to be able to grow for 3 seasons. I’m excited to be tracking all of my harvests on my new Garden Harvest Spreadsheet. I’m really looking forward to adding a good number to the Garden Harvest Challenge over at […]

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  18. Abby (SAK) on March 6, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Thanks for the spreadsheet!

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  19. June Harvest Tally | Chiot's Run on July 1, 2009 at 4:47 am

    […] of just about everything we’ve been harvesting from the gardens this year with my handy dandy Garden Harvest Spreadsheet that I made up. It’s been great to watch all of my totals add up. So far strawberries are our […]

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  20. Susan on May 20, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I’m wondering if you could email me a copy of your spreadsheet? I can’t seem to open it with your link.

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