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.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

garden work

tomato seedlings 006

My accomplishments in the garden this weekend:

planted sunflower seeds
squished potato bugs (yuck!)
tied up asparagus fronds
filled the bird bath
transplanted spinach seedlings
transplanted peppers seedlings
admired 3 rows of 1 inch tall popcorn seedlings
transplanted leftover tomato seedlings into paper cups (to give away soon)
gave away cucumber, squash, pumpkins, tomato and pepper seedlings to my parents


Blogger Lisa said...

Im a new follower, and my name is lisa, I'm only sixteen, but about two weeks ago I became very interested in making my own garden!:D

About five days ago my first red onion started to sprout so I was very happy!

But I guess I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself(:

June 07, 2011 11:41 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How exactly do you tie up your asparagus fronds? Can you bend them over? Mine are taking up a lot of space!

June 08, 2011 8:09 AM

Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

My tomato and squash seedlings haven't been selling at the farmer's market, so I will be giving most of them away to a local community garden. I'm glad somebody will use them (rather than just composting them)!

June 08, 2011 8:58 AM

Blogger Cary said...

Hi! I am loving your writing. I'm in zone 6A and my spinach just bolted at about 4 inches tall, rats. I did plant about a month late, I think. I see you transplanted your spinach. I've always direct seeded. Please tell me the benefits of planting transplants of spinach. Lovely garden, congratulations!

June 08, 2011 2:03 PM

Blogger Vanessa said...

Sounds like you got a lot done! How do you tie up your asparagus fronds? Ours are definitely need some sort of support.

June 08, 2011 3:27 PM

Anonymous Eternally Green said...

I'd also like to know how it is that you tie up your asparagus fronds. Could you give us a photo to clarify? It would be much appreciated by your loyal followers.

June 09, 2011 11:51 AM

Blogger Kacee said...

EWWW squishing bugs... We don't squish our potato bugs. My pap taught me this. Fill a small (or large coffee can up with oil or some type of fuel- we typically use diesel fuel because my dads tractor uses it. I worked a farm and taught that to them and they used veggie oil. Then just flick the potato bugs into the can. Then just put the lid on til next time. The potato bugs don't stand a chance.

June 09, 2011 2:54 PM


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