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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

video - white house veggie garden

This is a great video! It shows a time-lapse of a man digging, planting and harvesting a new vegetable garden in his front yard (a small "white house"). An analogy is made to THE white house. He makes a lovely garden with great beds and rows of veggies. Tomatoes and radish are harvested. Watch it if you like to watch a garden grow. Its also a nice "how-to" if you want to start your own garden.

This is just what I often imagine when I see a nice sunny green lawn! Politics aside, vegetable gardening is just a very rewarding pastime.

White House veggie garden proposal



Blogger Sheila said...

I love it!

October 29, 2008 12:17 PM

Blogger Magz & Hugh said...

I absolutely Love it!!!! I hope the White house lawns are used for this purpose!

I live in London, England, where there is serious overpopulation, but still quite a bit of central land is set aside for allotments. This is a hangover of a "Dig for Victory" project set up to encourage people to grow vegetables during the wars.

Now though it is again becoming a very popular things to do - there is a 4 year waiting list for most city allotments, and some have even completely closed their waiting lists as they are too long!


p.s. gerat blog, I read it all the time.

October 30, 2008 10:49 AM

Blogger Adriana said...

I have onion envy =)

October 31, 2008 2:18 PM

Blogger Matron said...

I just love that! I'm going to send everyone I know a link to that one so that they see it as well.

November 01, 2008 5:59 AM

Blogger sweetlocal said...

what an inspiring video!

November 02, 2008 9:44 PM

Anonymous Master's Cottage Gardener said...

Exceptional! I'd heard about a campaign for replacing the whitehouse lawn with a veggie garden - what does skippy think, is it a possibility?

November 06, 2008 12:19 PM

Anonymous Steve said...

Cool, very inspirational! I liked watching him put the seedlings into the ground.

May 18, 2011 2:20 PM


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