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, June 02, 2009

my community plot

plot 3
plot 2 plot 1

I've filled up all my beds and have begun planting extra plants in the paths. (The paths were too wide anyway...) It seems like everything is growing very fast. Potatoes are enormous. The tomatoes are beginning to grow well. Squash and eggplants too. I put melons and pumpkins at the edges of paths to grow up the fences. The cabbages and lettuce are especially lovely now.


Blogger Sheila said...

Very impressive!

June 02, 2009 10:41 PM

Blogger Dan said...

You beds are starting to look nice and full. I am planting out my melons soon. I have had them growing in peat pots in the poly tunnel and have been waiting for it to be consistently above 68f. I think I am just going to plant them as it seems I could be waiting a while...

June 02, 2009 11:22 PM

Anonymous Daphne said...

Nice. I have plants growing in my paths too. I don't plant them there however. They are volunteers. Your potatoes look so huge and health. Very pretty.

June 03, 2009 7:56 AM

Anonymous Amy said...

What wood did you use for new raised beds?
I've been following your entries. Your garden was the inspiration for my garden this year. I will be building raised beds in the fall as the garden dies out.
So far this year we've enjoyed lettuce, arugula, and broccoli raab. My kids are almost as excited as I am.

June 03, 2009 2:21 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Amy, The wood for these beds is untreated pine (or fir) from the cheapest bin at Home Depot.

June 03, 2009 9:07 PM

Blogger Kelly said...

I think I came across your blog last year while searching for anything about 'delicata' squash....could be wrong, but the bit about growing them up the fence is ringing a bell. I hope you get a great harvest this year! The garden looks nice and that rose is to die for. You are well on your way to a bountiful harvest.

June 04, 2009 8:34 AM


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