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, July 13, 2010



This week's newsletter from a local farm says that they are having an unprecedented summer squash and cucumber glut! Great. Its perfect weather for these.

They also say their melons, eggplant and corn are also doing great in this weather and are looking forward to good harvests of these. Me too!

But the hot weather hasn't been good for lettuce and fall plantings of broccoli-related crops. Same here. I hope my recently sowed fall broccoli and lettuces will sprout.



Anonymous Lynn Mc. said...


July 13, 2010 3:44 PM

Blogger Zazu Ta said...

Oh my!

I am envious~

That is so colourful and yummy :D

Amazing. LOVE your blog.

July 13, 2010 3:56 PM

Blogger Dan said...

For the last few days when I load your page it goes completely white after a few seconds. Seems kind of strange.

July 13, 2010 3:57 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Have you magical powers! Our Summer has been whacky so far. I am taken back by the summer squash etc that you have. Although our Broccoli has been in since April, the poor weather has slowed everything down. Well done you, such lovely crunchy veg and flavours!
Marian (LondonUK)

July 13, 2010 4:24 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Everything grows great at my community plot. I'm a bit embarrassed by th wimpy tomatoes I'm growing at home. Oh well. The squashes are yummy.

Dan, I'm not having any trouble. I wonder if others are?

July 13, 2010 5:35 PM

Blogger Dan said...

Not sure. It says 'waiting for' at the bottom bar on firefox. If I hit stop it doesn't do it.

July 13, 2010 7:34 PM

Blogger Chris said...

I'm also having the same problem as Dan- with the page seemingly not loading.

July 13, 2010 7:51 PM

Blogger Kalena Michele said...

Wonderful squash! Mine never came in. Not sure if it was shaded too much or that it wasn't pollenated well, but I did not get one. Got lots of male flowers and a few female flowers, but they just never got together.

July 13, 2010 8:02 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Dan and Chris,

It maybe one of my sidebar widgets. I find that some that I added a couple years ago aren't working anymore. I will see what I can do to remove some that are hanging up occasionally for me. Maybe I can figure out which one is the scorecard you mention.

July 14, 2010 6:21 AM

Blogger kathy said...

OK I removed some of the old and broken widgets. But if there's still a loading problem, it would help if you can tell me the last (lowest) correctly loaded item on my sidebar. This will help me figure out what's not loading. On my computer, everything is loading quickly (2-3 seconds til the white background goes away).

July 14, 2010 6:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Kathy,

I am still having the problem of white screen.

I rush to click on stop before it goes blank.

July 14, 2010 9:14 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is saying "google analytics" is loading and just pauses with a white window.

The problem still exists.

July 14, 2010 10:56 AM

Blogger Stevie from said...

great harvest!

July 14, 2010 11:37 AM

Blogger kathy said...


I deleted a bunch of widgets. I have no idea which one uses google analytics or scorecard research.

Any improvement?

July 14, 2010 12:25 PM

Blogger Vanessa said...

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July 14, 2010 1:56 PM

Anonymous Jessica B said...

I'm envious of those squash too. My yellow crookneck that started out with beautiful large leaves and lots of squash developed white spots all over the leaves. I cut the diseased leaves and threw them in the trash (not compost!) but then it spread to the rest of the leaves, stems, and fruits anyway. Had to dig our out and dispose of the whole thing this morning. What a bummer!! I have no idea what is was but it developed in the humidity we've had in Connecticut the past weeks.

July 18, 2010 12:27 PM


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