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. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

a beautiful gardening day

Copy of sept aerial

Today I cleaned up my side yard garden. What a fantastic day.

Chores:
- Photograph in the morning light everything that was blooming.
- Photograph all the spider webs.
- Harvest basil, soybeans and cucumbers.
- Pull, bag and dispose of all the tomato debris.
- Pull and compost the peas and stack the pea poles.
- Support the garden fence better.
- Trim and adjust the rose shoots.
- Trim the grass/weeds between the garden beds.
- Empty compost tumbler and spread onto 2 cleared beds.
- Dismantle an old decayed compost bin.
- Hand sift compost from bin and spread on the 2 cleared beds.
- Topseed 2 beds with green manure mix (from Johnny's - a mix of vetch, field peas, clover and winter rye)
- Clean up and have a cranberry martini.
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An aerial series of this year's garden so far: April through September.

garden aerial aerial aerial aerial aerial wet aerial 2 aerial August 25 Copy of sept aerial

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6 Comments:

Blogger Liz said...

It's always amazing watching other's gardens grow, you never realise just how much things change unless you take photos as you go along!

September 27, 2009 3:06 AM

 
Blogger Karen said...

Did I miss your review of your new composter?

September 28, 2009 9:47 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Oh, the composting. I'm not doing very well at it. I have a beautiful new tumbler and am not using it correctly. I should post anyway and get pointers. Thanks for asking. I will collect photos today of what I spread: a layer of partially composted stuff from the tumbler (too much green matter) and a layer three year old woody compost from my bins. Also photos of the tumbler and my old bins.

September 28, 2009 10:17 AM

 
Blogger victoria T. said...

I'm surprised no one commented on the Cranberry Martini.....

September 28, 2009 11:29 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

It was good. It actually had a piece of dried papaya in it too.

September 28, 2009 12:07 PM

 
Blogger Open Kitchen Concept said...

Wow.. such a neat garden! I'm really inspired by your blog! :)

October 04, 2009 12:24 AM

 

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