Now let's do an analysis for June:
This month we picked 299 tomatoes from 19 tomato plants. The percentage of plants with harvested tomatoes (out of 60, including one kicked over) is 31.7%.
In June 2008 we picked 1538 tomatoes from 23 tomato plants. The percentage of plants with harvested tomatoes was 44.2%.
In June 2007 we picked 1259 tomatoes from 22 tomato plants. The percentage of plants with harvested tomatoes was 64.7%.
Judging by these metrics we're way, way behind the other two years.
So why do I think I'll blow away the 2008 numbers and challenge, if not surpass, the 2007 numbers? Well, one of the metrics not done is count the unripe tomatoes on the vines. That would be very, very tedious and not provide any value over what I can see with my own two eyes. We're going to have a great year, simple as that.
In 2007 I didn't split between front yard and back yard tomatoes but I can tell I harvested only a few in June. In June 2008, 24 tomatoes were harvested in the back yard. In June 2009, 269 were harvested in the back yard.
In June 2007 we picked around 1200 tomatoes in the front yard. In June 2008, in what turned out to be a bad year, we picked 1514 tomatoes in the front yard (though 1337 were the tiny Red Currant). This year...30 tomatoes were picked in the front yard. In a word...vandalism.
The numbers for July: In 2007, an amazing 6154 tomatoes were harvested. In 2008, 1629 tomatoes were harvested. It will be tough to guess the harvest for July 2009 because everything is late in the front yard...but I'll guess a 4000 tomato harvest overall for July 2009.
It's hard to make that prediction of of around 130 tomatoes a day when your harvest for the last week of June was 24-18-25-25-22-18-24. To make this work I'm expecting some huge harvest numbers toward the end of July.