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.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

the gardener is on the beach

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This is Naples Florida, way down south on the west coast of Florida. I abandon the New England weather for a few days in the middle of every winter. To visit my parents and get some sun on my face and sand in my toes.

The weather here has been very cold, for this area, for the past few days. There has been damage to the local crops and plants around my parents house. The papaya trees next door looked singed and the orchid flower has some spots.

My Mom has started growing a few tomato and basil seedlings from seed. They are a few inches tall now and I have photos of them to post soon.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just started following your blog ...

I'll bet it is nice to get a break from the snow ... which beach is this?

Chris

January 14, 2010 5:32 PM

 
Blogger Matron said...

Very necessary to get some respite from the cold and dark! Soak it up!

January 14, 2010 5:43 PM

 
Blogger Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

Why, I'm heading there myself in a few weeks! Enjoy!

January 14, 2010 7:22 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

This is Clam Pass (Naples FL). We rode the little carts all the way out on the board walk. It is a FANTASTIC beach!

January 14, 2010 10:05 PM

 
Blogger Kalena Michele said...

Sounds like so much fun! I've gotta check it out one day. My sister and I visited my dad in Miami recently. I did a post on it. So much fun! How awesome is it that your parents can sprout tomatoes!! I can't wait.

January 15, 2010 12:10 AM

 
Anonymous m said...

Love it there, it has always been the best place for me to walk early morning and find Sand Dollars. We try, money allowing to get there each year and we are coming there in December with the whole of my husband's family as our Neice has chosen to get married there and have a big family holiday too! Can't wait. Enjoy Kathy, enjoy.
Marian (London UK)

January 15, 2010 3:50 AM

 

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