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, July 13, 2009

garden work

Yesterday I spent several hours at my plot. Aside from weed whacking and pruning the weeds in the community garden paths, I:

- chopped down the Red Gold potato plants and two more tomato plants because of blight
- dug all the fingerling potatoes volunteers from the path
- dug one plant of Red Gold's
- pulled fat green caterpillars off the cabbage
- watched the favas and zucchini grow for a while
- admired the lettuce
- harvested on garlic bulb to see if they're ready yet
- sprayed potato and tomato plants heavily with copper soap


Anonymous Anonymous said...


What is copper soap? Is this effective on the blight?

Thanks in advance!

July 13, 2009 7:12 PM

Blogger stephen said...

I love vegetable garden and spent most of my time in my garden,

July 14, 2009 6:55 AM

Blogger makhappy522 said...

Was the garlic bulb ready?

July 14, 2009 8:10 AM

Blogger Tina said...

Very happy to read that you watch your plants growing closely, too! I thought there might be something wrong with me…

August 01, 2009 12:24 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I have no idea what copper soap actually is. The brand I bought is called "Concern" and it was in a nice spray bottle at the hardware store. It works well against blight on my tomatoes it seems to me.

Th garlic bulb was fine, but I probably should have let it sit int eh sun to dry a week or so as the wrappers were thick.

Tina, I think its considered OK as long as you don't talk to them. (I generally pretend its Skippy I'm talking to.)

August 01, 2009 3:56 PM


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