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.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

a year of harvests - 2009

today's harvest radish and martinis harvest spinach
bowl of unshelled peas pea green beet harvest harvest garlic harvest lettuce harvest summer squash harvest broccoli harvest first tomatoes lettuce harvest potatoes in colander harvest
cucumber taste test cabbage 4 red cabbage tomatoes in my hand Chinese beans grilled beets prep carrot harvest onion harvest harvest onions harvest 1 - summer squash harvest 2 - eggplants root veggies mortgage lifter tomato garlic 2 tomatoes in a bowl
harvest 5 purple calabash harvest 1 Giant Belgium tomatoes green Hillbilly carrot harvest white portugal onions Thai hot peppers harvest of squash and cabbage popcorn 3 popcorn 2 buttternut squash harvest harvest harvest second basil harvest IMG_2238b
harvest skippy and my pumpkins pumpkins in the wheelbarrow flower harvest
sweet potatoes harvest 2 shell beans harvest
potato basket squash basket Copy of IMG_3794 pumpkins 1
harvest 1 harvest 2 Copy of IMG_3827 Thanksgiving harvest
winter radish IMG_3836 red romaine Copy of IMG_3802
harvest parsnips whats this kale



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathy - loved seeing the pictures from your bountiful garden! Pixie and I wish a very happy new year to you and Skippy!
- Daisy in AZ

December 31, 2009 5:27 PM

Blogger Thomas said...

Your harvest pictures are amazing, Kathy. It looks like your plots produced quite a it despite the awful weather. Hopefully 2010 will be even more rewarding!

December 31, 2009 7:09 PM

Blogger Ana said...

I love these photos! What a great compilation, thanks for posting it!

December 31, 2009 7:53 PM

Blogger Jeff said...

So inspiring.

December 31, 2009 9:23 PM

Blogger prue said...

This post totally made my new years day, such a wonderful collection of harvests! Best of luck for a fruitful (and vegeful) 2010

December 31, 2009 9:31 PM

Blogger aliceb said...

Wonderful! Encouraged me to go out and weed some today. Happy New Year!

January 01, 2010 12:44 AM

Blogger Ingela said...

Wow, what a greate year for veggies! All produced lokally for lokal consumption, love your blogg!
Happy new year!

January 01, 2010 4:18 AM


Your lovely photos inspired me to get out my garden seed catalogs. -- barbara

January 01, 2010 10:11 AM

Anonymous Ben said...

I can only hope that come next christmas i'll have a collection of photos like that.

January 01, 2010 10:21 AM

Blogger Manny Kay said...

Kathy, I love your blog! I have visited it weekly over the past year. Your photos are so great.

I just started my own blog at:

January 01, 2010 1:28 PM

Blogger Michelle said...

I don't know HOW you narrowed your favorites down to 6...all of these are so beautiful! And for whatever reason I am partial to the ones with dirt!

January 02, 2010 1:31 PM

Anonymous Chelsea said...

New to your blog. Love it!

January 02, 2010 3:30 PM

Anonymous Tracey said...

Wow what great photos and what a great years harvest! This is enough to inspire all vegetable growers and beginners. Lets get sowing!

January 03, 2010 1:27 PM

Blogger Rachel said...

What a great perspective on the garden season . Just think of all the money you saved growing your own veggies.

January 04, 2010 4:34 PM

Anonymous Holly said...

This is so inspiring! Is it time to get out into the garden yet?

January 05, 2010 3:14 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

Alleluia !!!

January 06, 2010 9:18 PM

Blogger Keith Rowell said...

I really like the harvest photo laying in blogger. Is it a simple widget from flicker that does that or did you code it by hand?

I want to do it on my pages.


January 08, 2010 5:11 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Keith, My photos are all uploaded a Flickr. I used the thumbnail version to insert in this post. They are 100x67 px if you want to use the same format. Crop photos to 4x6.

January 08, 2010 9:45 PM

Blogger Keith Rowell said...

Thanks a million for the reply. I'll try that.

January 08, 2010 11:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an inspiration. I love this post!

January 13, 2010 6:06 PM

Blogger Matt said...

Wow. This is such a gorgeous post. All of the colors and delicious produces are fantastic. Hopefully I'll be able to to do a similar post on all of the strange things I'll be growing in my forest garden, if and when it happens.

Looking forward to the progress on your sweet potatoes. I'm seen some of my store bought ones start to sprout before, and I'll always been curious...

January 20, 2010 3:24 PM


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