The contest this year had the highest participation to date. First place was taken by the daughter of an old friend of ours. They have worked on their urban garden for about five years and have built up thick layers of heavily composted soil. Her entry came in at 67 pounds.
Considering that was our first year and we have only started reclaiming our soil we are well pleased with second place. On the whole we have done very well with our first year of gardening. We've produced three varieties of tomato, squash, corn, potatoes, letuce and our avacado tree is thriving. We haven't had much luck with legumes which I suspect is the lack of nitrogen fixing bacteria in the soil. We hope to address this with inoculated seed and cover crops this winter.