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.

Friday, August 21, 2009


first butternut squash harvest 1 - summer squash
harvest 3 - beets
harvest harvest 2 - eggplants

Its hard to believe the bounty of mid summer. My fridge is full of every vegetable there is, it seems. All fresh and beautiful. Such variety. So many photos to take - and recipes to try. Its really wonderful.

These are photos of: my first butternut squash, a day's worth of summer squash, three types of beets (Chiogga, White Detroit and Lutz), my first eggplant harvest, a basket full of everything I brought home from my plot yesterday, and my storage onion harvest.



Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Fantastic, the Aubergines look great, ours were coming along well but went wrinkly overnight at about 4 inches long. It seems to have been particularly windy this Summer and althought the Aubergines are staked and are bushing out some of the lower leaves are quite brown, despite feeding and watering. Still the small fruits picked yesterday are destined for a Ratatouille, Yum!

August 22, 2009 9:03 AM

Blogger Daphne said...

Wow what a pretty harvest. I especially love your onions. Mine just didn't come out very well this year. They all tried blooming and are small. Sigh. So there are a lot of thick necks and they won't store well.

August 22, 2009 11:16 AM

Blogger Dalila said...

Your harvest looks great and so abundant. Wonderful!

August 22, 2009 2:04 PM

Blogger aliceb said...

Beautiful photos of food. I also loved the bee photos!!! (I'm using it for my screen saver and getting all sorts of comments!)

August 22, 2009 5:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so impressed that you have a mature butternut already. Mine are still developing, a good month to go. Gotta love winter squash!

August 22, 2009 7:17 PM

Anonymous Dawnie (CT) said...


August 22, 2009 7:36 PM

Blogger Chiot's Run said...

Lovely onions!

One of the things I love about growing your own is all the lovely varieties you can grow.

August 24, 2009 3:30 PM

Blogger Wayne Stratz said...


August 26, 2009 5:42 AM


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