Garden Update ~ 2013 Garden Yield…

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 ~

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  • 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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Comments

  1. 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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