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.

Monday, June 01, 2009

first harvest of the season


My Mom beat me! Her arugula is this year's first harvest. She planted her seeds out in the garden back in very early April, I think. I didn't plant my early outdoor seeds on time this year for some reason (I think was busy making raised beds or some other excuse.)

Anyway - Thanks Mom! Yummy, tangy, fresh, first-of-the-season arugula.

Below is a picture of my parent's garden. I'm helping a lot this year as my dad is recovering from back surgery.

dad's garden


Blogger Chef Phil and Malinda said...

We had our first harvest today as well, heatwave lettuce, red leaf and one radish! Put it all in a salad with some store bought roma tomatoes and home made mozzarella. Dressed it with some home made red wine vinegar and olive oil. Very rewarding!!

June 01, 2009 8:21 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Wonderful! Cause for celebration. A whole season of veggies is ahead.

June 01, 2009 9:12 PM

Blogger Omah's Helping Hands said...

The only thing ready here so far are the strawberries which I need to get some netting around to keep the robbins out. ;O) Nice looking garden. Sure hope you dad has a quick recovery!

June 01, 2009 9:34 PM

Blogger Cynthia said...

My first harvest was my spinach! :D I guess that's more of a cool season crop though.

OH, and my asparagus really did come back! I just picked some yesterday but they're growing from such a weird place, I really do need to replant it. I wonder when's a good time to dig them up?

Is all that fencing around the garden for deer?

June 02, 2009 2:36 AM

Blogger SNJGardener said...

I picked radishes last week.

June 02, 2009 7:41 AM

Blogger Karen said...

Three radishes and some baby romaine made up our salad on Sunday.

It's the little things that count, am I right? :)

Karen in DE

June 02, 2009 9:14 AM

Blogger Laura said...

I've been picking lettuce and spinach for the last week; I've also had a couple of radishes.

June 02, 2009 11:31 AM

Blogger Mandy and Kevin said...

Hi Kathy - I love your blog!
You are luckily way ahead of us - here in NY we just had a hard frost on June 1st! Needless to say, not a lot of harvesting going on!
I can't wait to watch your garden grow this season!

June 02, 2009 1:22 PM

Blogger Dan said...

The arugula looks great. I have never tried it but am planning on planting it as a fall crop.

June 02, 2009 8:57 PM

Blogger Hoz said...

Been eating green onions,lettuce and toy choy with mustard greens. Sugar peas should be next!

June 03, 2009 7:24 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you have any problems with flea beetles eating your arugula? They always attack my mustard greens from day one. I have tons of arugula, and sylvetta, but it's full of holes. If you spared yours, could you tell me how? Thanks!

June 05, 2009 9:19 AM


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