This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

June 14, 2006




Peony flowers! This plant was in the yard when we bought our house 15 years ago. A scrawny little plant, I tried all that time to get it to bloom. For years, I kept re-planting it shallower, fertilizing. Making sure it had lots of sun. It expanded into a big mound of green leaves. Sometimes it would get a tiny bud, that wouldn't open. I threatened often to turn it to compost. Finally last year it had one blossum, this year, two. These past two years I remove alot of the leaves soon after they sprout and leave the buds. That seems to do the trick. (Maybe it needs a higher nitrate fertilizer? - I'll add some bonemeal this year.)

1 Comments:

Blogger Sandy said...

Lovely veggie garden! If only I had more room....

June 15, 2006 8:32 PM

 

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