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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

harvests

beet harvest
kale harvest apple harvest

These are vegetables I harvested this week. Beet, lettuce and arugula from my plot and tomatoes, kale and an apple from my home garden. How about that apple! My first one.

My kale is delicious now. I'm still eating my spring crop. I pick the newer leaves - not the newest and not the big ones. Very nice in a quick saute with kielbasa. I mixed them with beets, since for one reason or another, I had beets but not beet leaves. I have a fall crop of kale planted out at my community plot but its still very small.

(As an aside, I hate those little holes that show up in tomatoes. Its from the stem of another tomato when you carry a bunch of tomatoes together. I should remove the stems when I pick them.)

harvests from my vegetable gardens
Apples (Malus domestica)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed watching you this past summer, it was an education for me. How do you get your apples without pests? I harvested ours, and was sad to see many many holes in the apples as well as black marks on the skins. It was a disappointing harvest at best. I am an organic gardener. I don't know what or how to treat these trees. Can you offer any advise? I live in Washington State, near Puget Sound, (Seattle). Thanks for any tips! Sue

September 24, 2008 3:35 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I asked this same question to my blog readers earlier this year and the suggestions were to cover the apples with nylon covers or baggies - I used my knee-hi's. A picture is here. It worked great. No pests and no sprays. But then I only have 5 apples on my little tree.

There is a company that sells apples bags: http://www.grandpasorchard.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=trees.plantDetail&plant_id=163

September 24, 2008 5:30 PM

 
Anonymous kamagra said...

They look pretty good, Im also starting to grow my own vegetables as well, it is a fantastic activity.

April 29, 2011 4:13 PM

 

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