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, May 19, 2009

garden aerial

aerial

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aerial views of my home vegetable garden

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13 Comments:

Blogger Mrs. Darling said...

Love your gardens! How in the world did you get a view from the air? Love it!

May 19, 2009 9:44 AM

 
Blogger Becca's Dirt said...

That is a nice garden you have. What veggies have you got there? Becca

May 19, 2009 9:46 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

A second story window.

And so far: tomatoes, lettuce, parsley, broccoli, bok choy, basil, alpine strawberries and peas. The empty spaces will soon be filled with cukes and beans.

This is my "shady" garden. Sun from maybe 11-3. These veggies do good here. Others are out in the full sun at my community plot.

May 19, 2009 10:24 AM

 
Blogger Cynthia said...

My garden only gets full sun between about 11-3 too :D I'm glad to know those still do well for you though, maybe they'll do well for me too hehe.

Love love love all the garden space you have! I'm already talking my boyfriend into expanding our garden in our backyard next year for more vegetable space since I'm having so much fun with it this year :D

It's also so encouraging to see that you've done it for many years and you still seem to love it so much!! :)

May 19, 2009 11:19 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

question! are you using the trellises for tomoatoes as well as for the peas? I'm a first time gardner here and debating how to support the tomatoes.

May 19, 2009 12:53 PM

 
Blogger Sheila said...

I love seeing these aerial shots of your garden!

May 19, 2009 12:59 PM

 
Blogger Survivor Fans Vs. Favorites said...

Keep up the great work!

May 19, 2009 5:54 PM

 
Anonymous brad said...

I am curious about the 4 wooden trellises attached to the 2x4's (?) - what do you use these for?

I swear my scarlet runner beans here in Oakland CA have been growing 6" a day!

May 19, 2009 6:37 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

The lattices are for cucumbers. I love the look of these and they work well.

Try this link for the tomato supports I've used previously. This year I'm using a classic tomato support, that many gardeners use, but I can;t find reference to it on line. I'll try to post photos soon.

May 19, 2009 7:28 PM

 
Blogger Tim said...

great idea with the cucumber lattice. We are expexting about four more days without rain ao I am hopeful that I can get the tiller fixed and get the rest of the garden in.

May 19, 2009 11:30 PM

 
Blogger Tim said...

Hey, I have a question. We want to use that idea for the cucumber lattice to conserve space, how far off the ground is the bottom of the lattice?
Thanks, Tim

May 20, 2009 8:58 PM

 
Blogger KAES said...

I just love all the pictures of your garden. You give such good ideas to use in my garden at home.

May 20, 2009 9:10 PM

 
Anonymous Dawnie (CT) said...

Great shot, as always Kathy.

May 22, 2009 3:56 PM

 

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