This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

last nasturtium
winter marigolds varigated thyme

December 3. Still a lot of green in the yard. Sweet peas, parsley, mints. And a couple flowers hanging in there - a bright pink rose bud, orange marigolds, one last peach nasturtium. I haven't dug my dahlia tubers yet. The plants are frost damaged and but not dead yet. I like to give the tubers as much time as I can outside, mostly I'm being lazy. And the rosemary is doing fine outside, too.

The warm weather is very good for my cover crops. The field peas and vetch are growing well. Tendrils curling wildly. I like to think that I'm getting lots of extra nitrogen added this year.

cover crop

2 Comments:

Blogger Daphne said...

I think it is time to get those tubers up now. Have you seen the forecast for the coming week. Brrrr.

December 05, 2009 11:44 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Thanks! I'll do it right now!!! (I like your new photo!)

December 05, 2009 1:23 PM

 

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