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.

Friday, July 06, 2007

garden chores

This week's garden work included: thin the carrots, beets, kale and chard; tie up the tomato vines and the big dahlia; hill potatoes; wrap squash and cucumber stems with cheesecloth; remove fava plants and plant sunflower seeds in their place; remove the last of the arugula and radishes and plant bush beans in their place; fertilize with GardenTone.


Blogger Connie said...

Your garden is looking beautiful! Such a neat and tidy setting.

July 07, 2007 12:24 PM

Blogger Bridget, Darren & Davin said...

I'm curious, what is the purpose of wrapping the squash and cucmber stems with cheescloth? I've never heard of that before.


July 20, 2007 8:48 AM


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