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, December 28, 2007

backyard grapefruit

grapefruit tree grapefruit
My little sister planted a grapefruit seed about 30 years ago. Now it is the most fantastic tree in the backyard of my parents' Florida house. Thirty feet tall and every year filled with juicy Florida sunshine. Too many to even count.

What is it about growing food in your own backyard that is sooo satisfying? It tastes delicious and is just there for the picking.

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Blogger The Forge Village Farmer said...

My daughter planted lemon seeds several years ago, and we now have a couple of five foot trees. In fact, I just started to notice some flower buds this past week. It'd be cool to get lemons!

December 30, 2007 4:24 PM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

I bet you will have lemons soon! Congratulations. I'm sure they will taste delicious. There's something special about homegrown fruits. In a few years, you'll have make a lot of lemonade...

December 30, 2007 9:11 PM

 

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