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.

Monday, May 31, 2010

garden aerial - with house painter

garden aerial

Ah yes - the house painter is here. We are painting the house green. I've always wanted a green house!

And down below, my garden is doing good. The covers are off the cold frame, but its still early in the season. All the beds are planted but the plants are still small. Seems to me that I've spaced them too far. I'm tempted to fill in all that extra space.



Blogger Toni said...

Kathy, that's awesome that your wish for a green house is being fulfilled! Yeah!!!

Your garden looks beautiful! I like your cobblestone walkway to the gate... and I continue to drool over your coldframe!

June 01, 2010 12:13 AM

Blogger Q said...

Green House? :) Awesome. Are you going to show pics of the new color? I don't see that many green houses around here. Well I guess there's some muted shades green or green accents.

BTW your garden is looking reat.

June 01, 2010 12:56 AM

Blogger Dan said...

It will be nice to have fresh paint. We have a lighter green siding and I have painted out the porch to match. Greens good, especially with plants all around.

June 01, 2010 11:09 PM

Blogger Matron said...

It is full steam ahead with the planting out at the moment. I have to bite the bullet and get things outside or they will get terribly pot bound. I love the arial pictures of your plot!

June 02, 2010 4:08 AM

Anonymous Mark W said...

You are soooooo neat and tidy with your gardening. I am ashamed of my mess of a garden. Am going out this minute to start work on tidying up....

June 03, 2010 9:58 PM

Blogger freespiritfarm said...

Love reading your posts! I wanted to ask more about the community garden! Our town has been working on a movement to get one started, but we're unsure of how to find the backing to get it started. I was just wondering if you knew of someone I could ask questions! Any help is much appreciated!
Thanks! :-)

June 05, 2010 7:50 PM

Blogger phyllis said...

I just found your blog...I liked your potato and squash casserole. I'm enjoying reading about your garden and the hawks. I live in NC, where we deal with red clay and lots of heat. Keep gardening!

June 06, 2010 9:21 PM

Anonymous Window On The Prairie said...

They'll grow and fill out and fill in the spaces. It never looks like they will, but they do.

June 07, 2010 5:01 PM

Blogger Abby Machson-Carter said...

I am jealous of your cold frame - we just harvested our first full-size lettuce in Boston - it seems to get you going much earlier. Any advice on plans for a big cold frame like yours?

June 08, 2010 3:34 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Maybe I will write up plans later on. Sorry I don;t have time right now. Its really pretty simple construction - just a wood frame about 10 by 10 feet , 1.5 ft high in front 4 feet high in the back. Heavy clear plastic is stapled onto it.

I am very pleased with this frame. I have had a lot of lettuce already and now the melons are very happy in the warm sheltered location!

June 08, 2010 2:45 PM

Blogger Stevie from said...

congrats - I so want a greenhouse too. I love the ariel view - great perspective.

June 08, 2010 2:50 PM


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