Measure Your Harvest

To help us understand how much food can be produced in urban growing spaces, we'd like you to keep a record of the weight and/or number of items of food you harvest from your insect pollinated crops (see list). Why not also have a go with our 'Garden Shop Calculator' and find out how much your harvest would cost to buy in the shops. In 2017, our volunteers 'saved' £425 on average! 

1. DOWNLOAD FORM

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HARVEST

Download and print a copy of our 'Harvest' recording sheet which has space to record several harvests from the same crop (or use a notebook if that’s easier!).  

2. WEIGH PRODUCE

Each time you harvest fruit or veg from your growing space, weigh and/or count the number of items, and record this on the sheet.

3. SUBMIT DATA

At the end of the growing season (around September time) please use our online form to upload data on your TOTAL yields, or if you prefer, post your forms to us: Team PollinATE, Room 5D2, JMS Building, University of Sussex, BN1 9QG. 

GARDEN SHOP CALCULATOR

 

Developed by PhD student at Sussex University, Linda Birkin, the allotment calculator will tell you:

  • How much money your harvest would cost you if you bought it in the shops 

  • How much of your harvest is directly the result of insect pollination.

 

You can download either an Excel or GoogleSheets version and save this to your PC. At the end of the growing season we'd be grateful if you could email us the completed spreadsheet. 

  • Beans

  • Peas

  • Aubergines

  • Tomatoes

  • Peppers

  • Pumpkins/Squash

INSECT-POLLINATED CROPS

  • Courgettes

  • Cucumbers

  • Fruit trees and bushes

    e.g. Apple, Cherry, Plum​

  • Soft fruits, berries, currants

   e.g. Strawberry, Raspberry