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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

today's harvest

Thanksgiving harvest

A dark and drizzly November day. Beautiful. This is just about our last harvest of the year. I started our Thanksgiving preparations by bringing home 4 bags full of vegetables. The parsnips smelled sweet as I tugged them out of the ground. The baby salad green and arugula look really nice.

red romaine parsnips
garden plot



Blogger Rachel said...

I'm impressed with your fall harvest! You've inspired me to really make the effort next year to get a fall garden going. I didn't have any luck with lettuce planted in end of July and August. Maybe the heavy rains washed the seeds away so I will need to get some seedlings started.

November 25, 2009 4:58 PM

Blogger Michelle said...

Beautiful harvest! I hope your guests know how fortunate they are! Skippy looks ready to go...either that or he's giving you the cold shoulder!

November 25, 2009 5:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding! What a great haul for this time of year. I love the way Skippy is heading out of the plot, looking over his shoulder ready as if he is saying are you going to get all that home... or it doesn't look like dog food to me. Have a great feast tomorrow.

November 25, 2009 6:34 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your last harvest of the year looks great! Have a happy and safe thanksgiving with your family. Your menu looks very fulfilling.


November 25, 2009 6:41 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a very happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the bounty from your garden!
- Daisy and Pixie

November 25, 2009 9:25 PM

Blogger Jo-Ann said...

Wow, your harvest is inspiring! I'm a newbie gardener in Oz with a little block. Not much soil, and it looks like I'm starting small. :)

How did you go with trying to get the other website to give credits to your photos?

November 25, 2009 9:53 PM

Blogger Zazu Ta said...

Just looking at the pictures of your plots and harvests ... makes my day.


November 26, 2009 2:14 AM

Blogger Karen Anne said...

I would love the recipe for that cranberry dessert if your sister-in-law would part with it...

I am glad dried cranberries are available year-round now. I throw them in everything that doesn't get out of the way fast enough.

November 26, 2009 8:37 AM

Blogger Kalena Michele said...

Awesome :) I love that you didn't have to run out to the store for a lot of stuff for Thanksgiving. That is my ultimate goal one day. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

November 26, 2009 4:12 PM

Blogger kathy said...

On Monday and Tuesday, I did run out to the store. On Wednesday, I harvested and could have stayed all day to enjoy the garden. I'm not gardening much any more - maybe once a week. Skippy's giving me the cold shoulder (butt actually) because he's ready to go after waiting for me to harvest so much.

November 27, 2009 10:36 PM

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December 04, 2009 12:51 AM

Blogger Rochelle said...

Wow, I so want to learn to do this. Heretofore, been a black thumb. Husbadn and I are looking for land so I can attempt what you are so obviously succeeding at. But I am now in Houston (lived in Boston and NYC before). maybe things can be grown year round but it's hard enough to keep container green plants alive on my high rise patio in the scorchin 6 mo of the year. Droughts are common too, though not as bad as in Austin and San Antionio this year. I am trying to find out what others grow well in this climate...

December 04, 2009 12:54 AM

Anonymous Lance said...

Nice harvest.
FYI- If you need a natural insecticide/fungicide, Nature's RX Premium Horticultural Oil highly effective and can be sprayed up to the day of harvest. It is all natural and food grade ingredients. Check it out.

December 08, 2009 6:50 PM


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