This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

today's harvest

summer garden 114

16 Comments:

Blogger Nikki said...

Beautiful group! We'll be getting our first pan patty of the season in a couple of days so it's exciting to see some showing up in other harvests.

July 12, 2011 2:52 AM

 
Blogger Stewart said...

That looks like a yellow squash but paint on some eyes and stick on a few legs and you've got a beautiful swan.

July 12, 2011 7:01 AM

 
Blogger icebear said...

is that a Boothby's Blonde cucumber?

July 12, 2011 12:32 PM

 
Blogger Matron said...

Lovely photo! What a wonderful time of year in the veggie garden. I love that patty pan squash!

July 12, 2011 6:32 PM

 
Blogger rmgales said...

I love harvest from the garden. I too am curious to know if you have a cucumber there?

July 12, 2011 9:50 PM

 
Anonymous Yael said...

Your vegetables look wonderful. I love red potatoes. The little yellow cucumber looks like the lemon cukes I grew last year. They were delicious and none of them bitter.

Yael

July 13, 2011 1:00 AM

 
Anonymous Delaware Vegetables said...

What a lovely photo. I usually just lurk on your site for inspiration in my garden but I felt compelled to tell you how much I loved this photo. Making me hungry :) Wish I would of planted some squash now...

July 13, 2011 8:25 AM

 
Blogger ZZ's Garden said...

Everything looks delicious!

July 15, 2011 2:56 AM

 
Anonymous Donald said...

Got a few Spuds out of the Garden here in Hamilton Ont. Why are the potaotes so early this year.

July 15, 2011 8:15 PM

 
Anonymous Alan Moore said...

Nice photo. I've just harvested potatoes, swiss chard, turnip and 3 types of lettuce. We made a lasagna and salad - don't you just love this healthy way of cooking!

July 16, 2011 4:02 PM

 
Blogger Dim Sum Gardener said...

What a fresh-looking crop! Am intrigued by that fruit/veggie next to the crookneck - what is it? I like growing stuff I can't find from the shops.

July 17, 2011 3:38 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Yes! A crookneck yellow swan. I love it!

The pale cucumber is a North Carolina pickling cucumber - seeds from Sand Hill Preservation Center. Its a wonderful variety. Very prolific, always my first cuke and my biggest producer. The fruits a lovely chartreuse color inside and the pale color makes them easy to spot against the green leaves.

Here's another photo.

Why are the potatoes early? I looked back at my first harvests and I can;t say this is any earlier than normal. I usually start digging potatoes in early/mid July. Once the plants are full grown and start falling over, about 2-3 weeks after they finish blooming, I usually start digging them as I need them. One plant at a time. I have a super bed full of giant potato plants this year. The spring was cool and lots of rain as they like, now hot hot. The potato bugs were bad for a couple weeks, but have disappeared now. - I think I'll go dig a few more for dinner tomorrow! Yummy.

July 17, 2011 9:45 PM

 
Blogger Emily said...

Your new potatoes and squash look great!

Also, do you mind updating your link to my blog on your sidebar? I've moved to a wordpress blog. My new address is www.greensandjeans.com

Thanks so much!

Emily

July 17, 2011 9:49 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

OK Emily - I did it. Everyone check out Emily's garden next....

(I've been wondering if I should move to wordpress...)

July 17, 2011 11:21 PM

 
Anonymous Crystal @Garden Plow said...

What a beautiful collection of colorful and unique shaped veggies! I recognize them all except for one, what is that delightful little creature that looks like it is wearing a crown? It is just beautiful!

July 18, 2011 10:08 AM

 
Blogger Krishna101380 said...

these are beautiful!

May 14, 2012 10:38 AM

 

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