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, March 16, 2010

gift for a friend

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This is a beautiful book that I was given to review. It has wonderful pictures and seems perfect for my friend and her very young girls who are budding gardeners. I also gave them broccoli and pea seeds, since broccoli is their favorite vegetable. They are container gardeners with a rooftop patio, so I'm interested to see how these will do for them. Its time to plant both now!

The Family Kitchen Garden: How to Plant, Grow, and Cook Together (link)
By Karen Liebreich, Jutta Wagner, and Annette Wendland
(Review copy from Timber Press)

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Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Looks great, wondering if my groaning book shelf can take another vegetable growing or cookbook?? May just squeeze in.
Thanks for telling us about it.
Marian (LondonUK)

March 17, 2010 10:12 AM

Blogger Cantor Craziness said...

I will have to borrow that book from the Library next week! Can you give me any hints on Broccoli, this will be my 3rd attempt at Broccoli...Last year the plants got big but I never got any broccoli heads! I LOVE broccoli and am so frustrated I can't grow it!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

March 17, 2010 10:43 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Let's see - broccoli. This will be my third year growing broccoli. It will tend to "button", make little heads, if it gets too warm when the heads are forming. Because of this, it often makes a better fall crop. It doesn't do very well in the south I think.

Last year I got big heads all season I think because it was such a cool summer here.

Good luck!

March 17, 2010 1:49 PM


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