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.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

my garden on the last day of the year

Garden on the last day of 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

lettuce and endives

escarole endive escarole 5 oak leaf lettuce I was surprised to find my little lettuce patch still growing. I don't go out to the garden very often these days. I had stopped covering the patch in early December because everything was freezing pretty solid, even with the covering. I didn't realize that these plants would survive. Not really very many plants - probably not enough for a single salad serving - but I think they are photogenic and a good crop to consider expanding for next year. Still growing are (clockwise from top left): purple-spotted escarole, curly endive, oak leaf lettuce and plain escarole.

Lactuca sativa

green parsley

parsley on dec 17th parsley2
My parsley is another plant that is doing just fine at the end of December. I have given up on covering it.

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

happy holidays

skippy and garden wreath Skippy posed for a picture by a wreath on the garden gate.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

winter garlic

garlic sprouts close up garlic sprouts - dec 6
It seems like spring watching my garlic grow.

garlic (Allium sativum)

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Monday, December 04, 2006

first snow on the garden

first snow on the vegetable garden
Just a dusting in our area. My dad says it looks more like powdered sugar than snow. It lasted about an hour.

















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