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.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

today's garden work


Remove old dead pear tree and plant new pear (Kieffer) to espalier on fence
Move tomato supports to new location
Direct sow carrots: Mokum and St Valery
Direct sow radish: French Breakfast
Direct sow another package of Crimson Flowered Fava Beans (from Dan)
Transplant onion seedlings to plot
Transplant 6 broccoli seedlings and 6 collard seedlings



Blogger Stacy said...

Wow! You got a ton done! I really really need to get my carrots in.


April 24, 2010 8:41 PM

Blogger Robin said...

Busy day!! I hope you had a martini or two when you were finished!

April 25, 2010 7:02 AM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

You are so organised, I am a little behind but getting there, hope to get some parsnips,carrots,peas, broad beans seeded or plants out this week. Bit of a rush and having to hold off on some stuff as I/we are coming over the pond to California next Saturday, can't wait!!

April 25, 2010 12:01 PM

Blogger kathy said...

UK to CA is a LONG trip! Enjoy.

I think I will take you up on that martini idea Robin.... Especially now that its Sunday and I have finished a second day of garden work, at my parents garden. I will even post a photo of it - I haven;t done that in a while.

April 25, 2010 4:34 PM

Blogger Dan said...

How are the crimsons doing or is this your first sowing? I have started some in pots and they are taking a long time to germinate. I keep opening up the rootrainer and they are all sprouting just taking a while.

April 25, 2010 11:46 PM

Blogger kathy said...

The crimsons are doing very well from my first sowing on March 17. Probably 100% germination and pretty 3-5 inch plants. I will post photo this week as they have very nice shape leaves.

April 26, 2010 1:09 AM


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