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 27, 2011

apple harvest

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I picked all my apples today. A bit early. The squirrel had started eating one (he thinks they're ready!) and hurricane Irene is coming in tomorrow and I don't know if the wind might blow then around. The 20 heavy apples seemed so big on my little tree! Some branches were weighted down almost to the grass.

I've read that apples ripen up after picking. They sure look pretty! I'm admiring them in a bowl on my table.



Blogger ~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

They sure look good. Hope all is well after Irene sweeps through.

August 27, 2011 10:14 PM

Blogger Head Gardener said...

I am jealous of your beautiful apples. I planted a Northern Spy this season and didn't get a single one.

August 29, 2011 11:01 PM

Blogger Mike said...

They are so shiny! Looks really good

August 31, 2011 11:56 PM

Anonymous michele said...

I love your garden and the fact that you get fresh fruits and vegetables. I picked fresh tomatoes recently and there is a world of difference in taste.

September 16, 2011 12:05 PM

Blogger Karina said...

They are beautiful! Did they happen to be very sweet?

September 19, 2011 11:55 AM

Anonymous Chicken Coops said...

The garden so beautiful and more enjoyable. There are surrounding good apple and sweets apple so that when ever will be go to in that place that can be more enjoy.

September 27, 2011 1:57 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks for the chicken coops link. These look cool. Please leave a more legible comment next time.

September 28, 2011 9:29 PM

Anonymous John Green said...

The apples look so delicous... Beautiful

September 30, 2011 8:01 PM

Anonymous Nathan @ Surrey Lawn Care said...

Man o man those apples look delicious! I am almost at the point of growing my own in order to make some fresh apple pies! Home grown is still by far the best. Cheers. :)

October 07, 2011 2:50 AM


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