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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

end of the summer

garden sept 18 2007
With only two days left to summer, here's a late afternoon shot of my garden from the upstairs window.

Today I removed the row covers from the broccoli and kale since I haven't seen any white butterflies around in a while. The plants look pretty good. The extra broccoli seedlings that I didn't cover were eaten almost to nothing. I'll eventually post photos of these two.

Also today, I got out my hoe and prepared some soil for my fall lettuce. I have some seedlings I planted several weeks ago. Tomorrow I hope to plant these and my last seeds of the year.

A full size version of this aerial photo is here. You can see all the plants close up.

aerial views of my home vegetable garden

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Blogger Casey said...

Hey, Cool garden! Must be challenging with 200 sf in such a northern climate. I gardened in 6th grade in southern california. The growing season was so nice but I have not had a garden since. I think I have missed it since then (I am now 23) and can't wait to start sometime again. Your pictures and commentary were really nice to look at!!!

September 18, 2007 11:23 PM

 
Blogger VoiceInTheWilderness said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog. You have an amazing garden, especially for a small space! You have some very nice pictures as well. Thanks for sharing all your information with us!

September 19, 2007 8:50 AM

 

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