The beans that were just started to climb the poles last month are a wall of beans - enough to supply several friends and I.
The cherry tomatoes are acting as though they are all in competition to see which plant can produce the most bucketfuls of sweet tomatoes.
Some of E's watermelons are just about ready.
And the cucumbers...yikes! Usually I am happy to get a couple cukes off of each plant but this year, in this soil, I am getting at least a box full from each plant. We only planted one lemon cucumber plant and we've had so many lemon cukes off it that it just seems crazy. I have an even bigger respect for dirt now (and I already loved dirt) because I can really see how this soil makes it so very easy to grow vast amounts of food. It's amazing really.
You can't really tell how big this tomatillo is in the photo but it is one plant and it has spread to be taller than I am (and I'm pretty tall) and about 8-10 feet wide at least. The bees love it.
My pepper plants are falling over because they've got so many peppers on each plant that they can no longer stand up even with their bamboo stakes. I've started making salsa so they are getting put to good use now.
And each time we go to the garden we come home with at least this amount of food. Gardening in this soil has made us really want to make sure we have good soil to start with on the property that we end up buying. It just makes growing so, so easy to begin with and then we can still work on building even better soil as we go.
Such a treat to be able to be eating what you've grown only minutes after it has been picked.