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 12, 2011


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I have been harvesting lettuce every day for our salads for a couple months now. I just started to pick my arugula today. Yummy! Also the garlic is stating to send up shoots, so I picked the first few scapes this weekend. Time for a nice garlic scape pesto.

My alpine strawberries are great this year. In past years some critter has eaten them before me. This year I am picking lots. Yummy for strawberry martinis!

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Blogger Janet said...

I made 3 small containers of Yummy garlic pesto from our garlic scapes today too ..... I added pine nuts, lemon juice, Romano and Parmesean cheese too it :)
I love your site and you have gave us all many ideas
Thanks for sharing !!!!

June 12, 2011 8:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love garlic scapes, and I love the pesto I made!!!

June 12, 2011 9:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm doing this tomorrow!

June 12, 2011 10:26 PM

Blogger Swamp Thing said...

Picked and ate lettuce today (we've been picking like crazy since the thermometer hit 106 two weeks ago), and finally it has bolted to the point of beyond palatable. Oh well :(

Garlic is coming out, though. And it's huge!

June 13, 2011 10:37 PM

Anonymous David said...

Aaah! Alpine strawberries - I think they're under utilised. They may not be as juicy as regular strawbs but their flavour is unrivalled. They're meant to be good in champagne too!

June 16, 2011 11:15 AM


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