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.

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)


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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