Everything in the garden has been growing so well. We’ve almost got more things growing than we know what to do with! We’ve been continuing to harvest the past two weeks- still picking tomatoes, squash, eggplant, onion, and basil.
On Saturday, we were also able to dig up our potatoes. Everyone got to work really getting their hands dirty sifting through the dirt for the potatoes hidden beneath. We even found a lone watermelon in the back of the garden, hidden among the weeds and potatoes! We all enjoyed the final watermelon of the season for snack, along with some apples. Some of the kids were also really into eating all the onions we have- they really like them raw! We divided up the rest of the produce among everyone who came out to help to take home for cooking.
We hoped to also dig up the sweet potatoes, but they still need a week or do to grow a bit bigger. So, over the next few weeks we’ll be finishing to pick and distribute the rest of the produce, as well as add to our recipe books to include dishes with potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions. Pretty soon we’ll also start to prepare the garden for the winter. In the meantime, we’re in the midst of planning an end-of-the year garden party, where we’ll make our own pizzas with veggies we’ve grown and celebrate a really successful season!