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.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

my shady home garden

home garden
The boards between the vegetables patches are my new thing this year. They are slats from old pallets. They make good walkways. I used to just jump the 3.5 ft beds, but this year I find I am ending up stepping on plants instead of clearing the bed. I think the boards look nice.

I went ahead and uncovered my brassicas (no big deal - that's just the kale and broccoli in the center of the photo). I had them covered to avoid cabbage worms and flea beetles. I got tired of the look of the white row cover and the water doesn't get under the covers so well. Its nice to see all the garden greens.

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