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 12, 2011

today's harvest

summer garden 114


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.


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

Thanks so much!


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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