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, February 03, 2010


paperwhites 4

These are opening much faster than I expected. Its only been 8 days!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew some paperwhites around Christmas time, and they lasted a while once they bloomed. Im letting the folige die back, kind of like tulips, for 6 weeks, before I trim them. Im kind of guessing at it. Are you saving your bulbs for next year, and if so, how will you go bout it?

February 03, 2010 10:28 PM

Blogger kathy said...

You can try planting them in the garden and if its a great spot maybe they'll bloom again someday. But usually the process of forcing exhausts the bulbs. Amaryllis are the only bulbs I "re-force". I'll compost these.

Here's a great series of Q and As about this at Garden Web.

February 03, 2010 10:54 PM

Blogger victoria T. said...

A touch of spring, Kathy, and I'll bet it's none too soon for you! Hope you'll also show us the final blossoms.

February 05, 2010 10:06 AM


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