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.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

today's harvest

harvest 1 harvest 3
harvest 4 harvest 2 harvest 5

I harvested a lot today since we had a birthday to celebrate. Lettuce, radish, onions, baby carrots, spinach, beets, zucchini, yellow squash and basil.

Cucurbita pepo (squash)
beets (Beta vulgaris)
harvests from my vegetable gardens

radish (Raphanus sativus)

5 Comments:

Blogger Susy said...

I love the summer squash with the blossoms still attached. I didn't plant any this year, but I hope to next year. My zucchinni aren't quite that big yet, but I'm hoping in a couple days I'll be having them steamed with a little olive oil - MMMMM.

June 28, 2008 10:07 AM

 
Blogger Kristin said...

Wow looks gorgeous! Do you plan on eating those squash blossoms? Do you ever harvest just the blossoms to eat if you do? I am growing squash for the first time, and I'm hoping to be able to harvest the blossoms...I haven't eaten them in years!

June 28, 2008 1:08 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I have never eaten the blossoms. I cut them off. I would love to know how to prepare the blossoms.

June 29, 2008 11:35 PM

 
Blogger Kristin said...

Oh, the blossoms are fantastic! I have had them in Italy either stuffed and fried, or sauteed and served with pasta. The stuffed and fried recipe can easily be found online, but I have never seen a recipe for the pasta dish. With all those flowers you have, it is a must-try recipe :).

June 30, 2008 10:20 PM

 
Blogger makhappy522 said...

How do you get your onions to get so big? Mine are so small and I planted them in April!!

July 03, 2008 6:58 PM

 

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