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.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

gardens after vacation

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lettuce clover garden

I have enjoyed exploring my gardens after my absence. I was away about a week. Everything has grown. I had a list of tasks to catch up on: the tomatoes needed tying, potatoes and summer squashes needed fences, spring lettuce needed pulling, and fall lettuce needs planting. The pole beans needed stakes and a sun flower stem needed a support. Of course, the weeds needed pulling and the garden watering.

And then there were so many photos that needed taking, flowers to admire, squash and cukes to harvest, and just generally time to catch up on and enjoy in the garden.

3 Comments:

Blogger Susy said...

Everything is looking good. Did you have anyone "garden sitting" for you while you were gone?

July 14, 2008 10:18 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

No garden sitter.

But I came back myself (with my sister) once in the middle of the absence and watered and picked for about 30 min. It was very dry last week, so it was good I could do this.

Today I was out weeding. The weeds had a heyday in my absence.

July 14, 2008 12:50 PM

 
Blogger Bee said...

Wow, your garden is gorgeous! Very impressive as are your harvests. I hope to achieve such greatness in the future. =)

July 16, 2008 8:12 PM

 

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