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, September 18, 2009

pumpkin support

pumpkin support

I haven't been to check on my garden plot in several days. When I was there last, I put up a quick support for my biggest Jarrahdale pumpkin that was hanging from the vine up on the fence. The fence is plenty strong to support the 12 lb expected weight, by the vine was starting to tear.

The support is a tomato cage and a large pot saucer. I should turn the saucer over so it won't fill up with rain water. Tomorrow. I'm looking forward to some garden time.



Blogger Thomas said...

Kathy, thank you for your great comment. And yes, you should DEFINITELY dig out a picture of your proud catch and pay proper tribute our "green" friend the striped bass.

September 19, 2009 12:08 AM

Blogger kathy said...

I'm supposed to do a 7 things Meme ( 7 things no one knew about you). That will fit well. Maybe I can round 7 down to 1.

September 19, 2009 12:48 PM

Blogger Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

That's a great idea! I lost maybe 10-15% of my tomatoes to slugs, because my supports all fell.

September 19, 2009 2:57 PM


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