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.

Monday, April 09, 2007

spring planting!

Its my official start of a new gardening season! Today I planted my first seeds: one 3 ft row of each snap peas, Capucijner peas, endive, escarole, a lettuce mix, and black seeded simpson lettuce. I coated the pea seeds with inoculant just before planting.

I have changed my side-bar count-down meter to keep track of the time until tomato harvest. Last year my first tomato was ripe on July 31. Around here, July 4 is the date gardeners shoot for. I've never even come close, but I thought I'd challenge myself and aim for two weeks earlier than last year: July 17 is my target date for a big red tomato. Yummmmm!

Pisum sativum
Lactuca sativa

1 Comments:

Blogger Doctor Mom said...

You certainly have been busy in your garden! I think that you were wise to wait to plant seeds. And I love the sight of those happy pansies!

April 10, 2007 6:55 AM

 

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