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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Seeds that have sprouted so far: onions, tomatoes, eggplants, parsley, thyme, lavender, broccoli and kale. Tomorrow I will take pictures of each.


Blogger Karen K. said...

Just curious...aren't you starting a bit early for your zone? I'm in Plymouth and wasn't planning on starting tomatoes and eggplant until March 1st...

February 25, 2010 4:22 PM


You certainly are on top of starting seedlings. I guess I better start setting up my yogurt cups and soil and get my seeds ready. By ready, I go through all my left over seeds from last year, decide which are still viable and then use them. Also, incorporate some seeds that I have saved. I fill in with a few new seed packets that I don't have yet but want to grow. I don't use lights just sunshine through windows. I set the yogurt cups close to the window ledges and it works out just great. I enjoy your posts!-- barbara

February 25, 2010 7:50 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Yes, I am too early. Tomatoes should be planted 6 weeks before the last frost, Eggplants 6-8 weeks. If you plant earlier, plants will need to be transplanted into big pots before planting out. And from my experience last year, even if you start with bigger plants, you still get your first tomatoes at the same time with early started plants.

NEVERTHELESS, I tired of waiting!! I only started a few eggplants and tomatoes. I have 9 little tomatoes sprouts and 4 eggplants.

It is now 9 weeks before the last spring frost for my garden. A perfect time for sowing onion, parsley, thyme, celery, celeriac, kale, broccoli and lettuce.

February 26, 2010 8:25 PM

Anonymous Corrina said...

I too am tired of waiting and have started sowing seeds.

Can't wait to see your pics, mine have not sprouted yet and I am becoming impatient!

February 28, 2010 9:24 AM


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