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, August 23, 2008

Skippy and the squash pile

skippy and the squash pile
harvest squash pile

Cucurbita pepo (squash)

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Blogger lkw said...

Wow, that's a lot of squash! I'm glad you have friends to that have church suppers, etc.

I try to pick all of mine as small as I can, but it's probably a bit harder to get over to your community garden to do that.

And what a fabulous harvest you've had with your beets, potatoes, and carrots -- a root cellar or cool basement would be handy, to be sure.

I have a colleague (even in our hot climate) whose basement stays at 60 degrees all year long, so she and her husband store all their potatoes there. Interesting! I'll need to monitor the temperature in our basement and see if it's suitable...

August 23, 2008 6:18 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I'm looking into storage issues now too. I don't know how cool my basement stays. I think my garage is cooler until frost. I may leave my beets and potatoes there until winter, then bring them into the basement. I'll have to get a thermometer positioned to check it out.

I am so happy with my big beet and potato harvest today!

August 23, 2008 10:37 PM

Blogger Gina said...

It's like he is standing (sitting) guard over the harvest! Very cute and wow, what a harvest!

August 24, 2008 8:46 AM

Blogger Susy said...

AWE, I love dogs in the garden! What a cutie Skippy is! Does he eat squash? Our Lucy LOVES steamed zukes with olive oil!

August 24, 2008 9:37 AM

Blogger Matron said...

I'm sure Skippy is guarding them for you! My Buddy just loves to eat zucchini as well.

August 24, 2008 3:48 PM

Blogger OsmoJoe said...

Are some of those 'Pattypan' squash? They look wonderful!

August 24, 2008 6:11 PM

Blogger kathy said...

The yellow patty pans (Sunburst) are the best! A definite to grow again next year. The long yellow squash with green at the end (Zephyr) is a very good squash too.

Skippy is a super guard dog. He takes this job seriously, even though he turns up his nose at ANY vegetable. Funny, because most other dogs I know love many kinds of veggies. Skippy is a very picky eater.

August 25, 2008 3:49 PM


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