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, August 21, 2010

today's harvest


My first cayenne peppers are ripening. I am growing a variety Amelia gave me 4 or 5 years ago. I save seeds every year. They seem to get better every year.

I also have some shell beans Dan gave me. Vermont Cranberry beans. They are mixed with French flagolet shell beans.

And, of course, the main summer crop - my Sunburst yellow patty pans. Always delicious.



Anonymous dheckert said...

I love your blog!

I tried patty pan squash this year - both plants have produced almost all female flowers (I know, a bit weird) and I have had not fruit set at all. Go figure! Squash are usually pretty fool-proof with me!

August 22, 2010 8:53 AM

Blogger Dan said...

That is a bit unusual that your Vermont Cranberry beans grew out white. Normally the body color is a raspberry color. I wonder if different soils turn them different colors. I'll have to ask around about them changing color. Either way they look nice, the chilies too.

August 22, 2010 7:41 PM

Blogger Matron said...

What lovely patty pan squash! I've never grown them, they always look so exotic served up on a plate!

August 23, 2010 7:37 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Dan, They are probably Tongue of Fire beans then. I may now be remembering right and by mid summer, I have stopped labeling what I plant. The Cranberry Beans may be the ones that are staring to bloom now. I'll post a photo of these when I get them and we can see if they look better.

August 23, 2010 12:20 PM

Blogger The Twilight Gardener said...

The beans are beautiful, I bet they are delicious too! Mmm! Are the peppers pretty easy to grow? I have never had luck with other types.

August 25, 2010 1:38 AM


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