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Garden Update ~ 2013 Garden Yield…

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My garden has been torn down and is waiting for manure and tilling. It’s safe to say, nothing much is growing out there – though I did throw around the garlic seeds left over from my plants and I do still have quite a few bulbs in the ground that I am going to have to be careful not to plow up!

2013 Garden Yield

It’s time for a recap of everything I grew in my garden this year! Well, I won’t be able to recap everything, just the food I was able to preserve. So here goes…

My 2013 Garden Yield ~


  • 200 lbs potatoes
  • 100 onions
  • 15 heads of garlic, that are almost all gone already!

We also ate fresh: squash, cucumbers,peas, beans, carrots, tomatoes, herbs, kohlrabi, okra!

So what will I use all of this food for? Well, a lot of it will be side dishes. I use the potatoes in all kinds of things and all kinds of ways – from mashed potatoes to Whole Wheat Potato Bread to egg skillets, Scalloped Potatoes & Bacon for the Crock Pot.

I use the crushed tomatoe in Taco Soup, roasts, sauces, soups.

The roasted tomato sauce is perfect for any kind of pasta, pizza, etc. It’s so good – it doesn’t even need meat!

The Dilly Beans and the pickles are nice condiments. They taste great straight out of the fridge! 

The frozen green beans are great in Haricot Vert – green beans with toasted almonds and garlic – a quick, yummy veg side dish!

And the sauerkraut is absolutely wonderful with sauteed pork chops. Nom nom nom!! 

It’s a far cry from being enough to feed my entire family for a year, but it will make a dent in my grocery budget! I love being able to make and preserve yummy food for my family to eat all year long.

How did your garden do in 2013? I’d love to hear!! 


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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. Judy S says

    October 30, 2013 at 4:45 am

    That is impressive Some homemade foods are way tastier than store bought, too. I am thinking grape jelly for sure.

    Good job.

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