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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

my plot

plot 1
plot 2 plot 3

Click on photos for crop labels.


Blogger Jim Lemire said...

Hey! It looks sunny in those photos - are you sure you're in Massachusetts?

June 19, 2009 12:41 AM

Blogger It's me ...Mavis said...

Looks like you are growing a bit of everything.... how are you planning on supporting your tomato plants? Cages or stakes and why? This year I am trying both...mostly because I ran out of cages and had an extra supply of wood.

June 19, 2009 6:09 AM

Blogger SNJGardener said...

What? No Clouds and rain?

June 19, 2009 7:22 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Tomatoes are being supported with strings.

About the weather - Wednesday was sunny all day and I just stayed out in the sun the whole time.

Can you believe this gloominess?!!!

June 19, 2009 10:22 AM

Blogger Laura said...

I've got to get some tips on two of the crops labeled in the bottom right picture- Skippy's Umbrella Pole and Skippy's Water Dish. ;)

Seriously, everything's looking good!

June 19, 2009 10:25 AM

Blogger Anne said...

Lovely setup! Your garden is growing beautifully!

June 19, 2009 8:26 PM

Blogger makhappy522 said...

I am so sick of the rain!! Mold is starting to grow on my soil!!!

June 20, 2009 9:42 AM

Blogger Chris said...

I thought it was recommend to rotate potatoes (or the soil they're in) yearly to avoid disease? You don't seem to have this problem with your volunteers? I grow potatoes in trash cans and big containers and usually dump that soil into my raised beds and put new virgin soil in the cans in the Spring.

June 20, 2009 4:21 PM

Blogger kathy said...


Thanks for the reminder to rotate!

This is a good reason not to let the volunteers grow. I did rotate the bed I planted them in, but since I also reorganized my beds, many came up in paths. I let volunteers in the paths grow.

Since its only the second year I'm growing potatoes, probably OK. But a real good point for pulling them out next year.

June 20, 2009 8:58 PM


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