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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

garden aerial


I took this photo in the middle of the hot day today. 81*F! Isn't there usually a season between winter and summer?

I have been using April 30 (this Thursday) as my last frost date. Looks like it was actually mid April this year.

This morning, before it got hot, I cleared debris from the old beds and piled some fresh compost into them. I'll spread it and turn the soil next. Then its ready for planting.

My big new bed shows in the bottom right. Bright and sunny. Its waiting to be planted.

aerial views of my home vegetable garden



Blogger Charlotte said...

Looks nice

April 28, 2009 3:13 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I think its going to be a good gardening year!

April 28, 2009 3:34 PM

Anonymous Dawnie (CT) said...

Never say never Kathy. The last frost day may not have come yet. We may get frost this week here in CT.

April 28, 2009 3:41 PM

Blogger Jill said...

I want to believe no more frost!

April 28, 2009 4:35 PM

Anonymous jennifer said...

love your site. especially at this time of year.

speaking of frost, i have a question: if you're zone 6, how is your last frost date april 30? i'm zone 7 (mountains of southwest virginia) and the rule of thumb around here is Mother's Day weekend (usually second week in may) which i learned the hard way two years ago when we got a april twenty-something massive freeze that killed everything.

April 29, 2009 4:54 PM

Blogger JenSwan60 said...

Hi Kathy -- where do you stand to get such a view of your beds? You should see Alice's garden, it's really lovely right now, all her native California blooms are blooming. Cheers, and hope you stay warm.

April 29, 2009 9:33 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Hi Jen,

I don't stand - I lean out of the upstairs bedroom window. Up here in NE we have tall houses and the garden is right next to the house. It makes for a good view.

I wish I could visit Alice's (my sister) garden. I have seen her photos of nasturtiums, forget-me-nots, orange poppies and tulips - all in full bloom now. What a combination!

April 30, 2009 12:27 AM


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