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 30, 2008


I've gone through my 2008 crop list and added comments about how well the crop did. The list is here and there's a link in the sidebar. My favorites so far this year are Easter Egg mix radish, Prizehead lettuce, Zephyr and Sunburst summer squash, Big Rock pumpkin, Lutz and Chiogga beets, all 3 varieties of kale, Russet potatoes, Windsor fava beans, hybrid broccoli, Mokum and Oxheart carrots, Brandywine and Giant Belgium tomatoes, Fortex pole beans, birdhouse gourds, Nufar basil, and Butterbeans edamame.

For flowers, nice varieties were Zebrina hollyhocks, Indian Summer rubeckia, Lyng's Graystripe sunflowers, Cosmic Orange cosmos and a great zinnia mix.

By the way - its still raining.....


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