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. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, March 10, 2008

sprouts around the yard

snow drops hellobore
daffodils crocus
autumn joy bleeding heart
I checked around my yard this morning to sees what's up. It looks like its almost time to rake off my covering of last fall's leaves so the spring bulbs can grow. From the top: snow drops, hellebore, daffodil, crocus, sedum "Autumn Joy" and bleeding heart.


Anonymous Janet from Chincoteague Island said...

I spotted some of last year's Swiss chard peeking through the ground over the weekend. Of course, I am anxiously awaiting those peas to poke through at some point soon!

March 10, 2008 1:49 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

I didn't know swiss chard would come back. That's great.

My soil is still frozen solid. It crunches when I walk on it. It'll be a while before my peas go in. You're lucky.

March 10, 2008 4:00 PM

Anonymous Ken said...

Sweet, it looks like a great start to a healthy garden, can't wait to see these sprouts as they grow.

March 10, 2008 8:46 PM

Blogger Jim Lemire said...

speaking of sprouts - what news of the milk bottle experiment?

March 10, 2008 8:59 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

No sprouts in the milk bottles yet. I just checked again this morning and nothing green down there. Still only dirt.

March 10, 2008 9:30 PM

Blogger Ki said...

Isn't it nice to see signs of spring. I'm glad you added names to the pictures. A couple were hard to ID. I sort of thought that was a hellebore but wouldn't have any idea what the bleeding heart was.

March 10, 2008 9:59 PM

Anonymous Janet from Chincoteague said...

Last year, the Swiss chard came through, too, but it tends to bolt quickly. So, you need to just harvest it right away, then pull it.

BUT, on another note, WE OFFICIALLY HAVE PEA SHOOTS! Yesterday, after work, I checked on their progress, and there they were, poking throught the ground! YEAH!

March 11, 2008 8:56 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh! how wonderful to know that Spring has arrived somewhere! Still have a (receding) glacier field here...sigh.

NW Illinois

March 11, 2008 9:38 AM

Anonymous Janet from Chincoteague said...

I'm a native Pennsylvanian, and I do miss snow even though I'm not too far down into the South and we can get it here! I know that just about everyone else has had their fill of it at this point. We've had a few little flirts with it this winter and it's been lovely! I need to be content with what we get! But I'm glad that we don't have a glacier like you do!

March 11, 2008 12:25 PM

Blogger Matron said...

So exciting this time of year to see things sprouting up! Every day something new appears.

March 11, 2008 5:40 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

hang in there "anonymous" on the glacier. spring is just around the corner!

March 12, 2008 10:02 PM


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