It has been awhile since I first posted about our garden and I wanted to give an update. This little garden has taken off more than our wildest expectations and we have been in fresh produce heaven for awhile now. It has grown so much that we have been able to bless our neighbors and friends with our excess as well and we’re making a donation to the local food bank this weekend.
Probably the most surprising part of our giant garden is our tomato patch. In my previous garden post I posted photos of Atom tilling the soil and planting a bunch of tomato seedlings. We thought part of them were were grape tomatoes and part beefsteak. Nope. Turns out they were ALL grape tomatoes. So we now have a 20 foot long grape tomato garden. A classic mix up of seeds will do that! LOL! Here are some photos of our tiny tomato garden.
I don’t think I have ever seen such bountiful tomato plants in my entire life! (Be gentle, we come from southern California where the soil is basically all clay & super hard to grow in not to mention all of the watering restrictions.) We are averaging 7 pounds of tomatoes picked every day!
Funny side note- I made a silly quick TikTok video about our tomato army and it went viral with 1.4 million views and climbing as of this post. Pretty funny. I’ll never understand Tiktok’s algorithm.
The back garden has been equally overachieving and has grown into the parking lot.
The cucumbers have finally slowed their roll after getting almost a dozen of them every couple days. Atom wanted to try his hand at making home made pickles so we currently have a 5 gallon crock FULL of cucumbers pickling on the kitchen counter.
We have many baby cantaloupes growing and I can’t wait for them to ripen!
As a kid we grew carrots but I never had the patience to wait to pick them so we always ended up with like 1” baby carrots. I had a little bit more self control this time around and I was so happy when I pulled these suckers out of the ground.
Our Flemish giant bunny, Linda loved eating the carrot tops!
Our lettuce plants are done for the season but we had a good couple weeks of great salads.
Besides carrots, my most favorite things to harvest are the potatoes. This was our first time ever growing potatoes and it was pretty easy! I made a Mississippi mud roast for dinner last week and the home grown potatoes were so good with it!
Growing things here in Indiana is so much easier than in San Diego at least for us. From the soil to the climate in general we have been blown away at how we really didn’t have to do a whole lot to maintain it. We already have plans for a community garden next year and I want to use a good chunk of the back parking lot for it.
We can’t wait!