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 10, 2010



I am transplanting my tomatoes, peppers and eggplant seedlings to bigger pots. It seems the weather will be too cool for planting out for a week of so, at least. SO - everything gets to move into big pots.

I am trying to figure out what I can do with all these seedlings. My parents have reserved theirs, and my brother says he wants some. I just was invited to talk at the NOAA Fisheries Environmental Fair (Wednesday, May 19 in Gloucester), so this may be a good place to find homes for more seedlings.


Blogger ~Holly~ said...

Your transplants are gorgeous! Mine are still tiny! Good luck with them!

May 11, 2010 12:02 AM

Blogger Q said...

I love this part! The young plants - some will make it... hopefully most. and some will not. Good luck with the new planting season!

May 11, 2010 12:25 AM

Blogger J.C. said...

You have so many seedlings there. It's great that you will be sharing them with family and at the talk.

Sometimes I have extra seedlings and it's really mind-boggling to find someone who will want to adopt them.

May 11, 2010 3:19 AM

Blogger ~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Gotta find homes for all those guys. They look great. Hope they all transplant well.

May 11, 2010 7:29 AM

Blogger KatieLovesDogs said...

You might want to consider hosting a plant swap in May next year. I usually unload my extra tomato seedlings and divided perennials at our annual plant swap. All I do is post on a couple of gardening websites and Craigslist a time, date, and location. We meet at a local part every year at 2pm on the third Sunday in May. It takes about an hour. I usually walk away with some nice perennials and annuals.

May 11, 2010 10:04 AM

Blogger Meg said...

I have a community garden plot in Lexington (this is my second year, I am chalking last year up to a learning year). I would be so happy (and appreciative) to provide some of your seedlings homes if you have extras!

May 11, 2010 11:01 AM

Blogger Anne said...

I was going to suggest the same... just offer them to your garden members and I'm sure people will put them to good use. That's what we do in my community garden in JP!!

May 11, 2010 5:32 PM

Blogger Lrong said...

I wish I am staying near your neighborhood so that I can maybe, ahem, 'adopt' some of your seedlings. After looking at what your cold frame can do, I think I am going to make one next season for myself... You have a very nice blog!

May 12, 2010 4:07 AM

Blogger liz said...

i love your blog and skippy is huge and adorable! any hints on growing viable plants from seed? mine always end up leggy and then either break off or just wilt and die. is there something really obvious that i'm doing wrong?

May 12, 2010 12:30 PM

Anonymous gardener said...

Great site, I think we can all learn something from your idea.this is fantastic looking blog..and I love the way you write!I hope you pick up the blog again soon. I have blog about home gardening too, same like you, I love gardening so much.

May 12, 2010 1:16 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Leggy plants just means they need more light.

Mine are leggy, but will be OK. I'll plant them deep, which is good for tomato seedlings because they can grow extra roots from the buried stem. My transplanted seedlings will appreciate being spread out and getting more space and more light. I did plant them very close this year and my cold frame is filtered light.

May 12, 2010 3:06 PM

Anonymous Corrina said...

I may have extras this year too and will probably leave the. At the end of my drive with a free to a good home sign. Or, figure out how to get them to Meg above. Lol

May 13, 2010 7:52 AM

Blogger Jeff said...

I know you have been collecting information about Late Blight, and I just watched this slide show from the UMaine Extension today so I thought I would share it with you.

May 13, 2010 3:42 PM


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