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, October 22, 2011

today's harvest

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I picked the last of my cucumbers, eggplant, poblano peppers and cherry tomatoes, then pulled the plants out and added them to the overflowing compost bins. Broccoli continues to produce little side shoots. I picked two lemons from my Meyers lemon tree, which is still outside.

Today's project today was to clear out the cold frame, fertilize and turn the soil, then and put the top panels back on. We replaced the old ripped plastic on the panels with some nice new green house plastic that I got by mail order. My experiment this fall is a couple of fluorescent lights in the frame. I have a nice tray full of seedling greens and there isn't enough sunlight any more to support growth. Still nice and warm, so I will see what happens.



Blogger jengod said...


October 23, 2011 12:15 AM

Blogger Mark Willis said...

Great harvest; great photos!

October 23, 2011 4:44 AM

Blogger Stewart said...

That's one mighty harvest. Well done.

October 23, 2011 7:44 AM

Blogger Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said...

Wow, you're still getting this much? My vegetable garden has really slowed down. It's a beautiful harvest!



October 23, 2011 3:20 PM

Blogger elaine rickett said...

I can't believe you're still getting that much at this time of year.

October 23, 2011 3:35 PM

Blogger Howard the Plumber said...

Your blog posts have given me much pleasure over the past year or more, so I thought I'd send you something to enjoy this Fall season. Hope you like this: go to this link and click on the you tube item.

Hope you like Danish.

October 25, 2011 12:30 AM

Anonymous Lisa @ Life in Green said...

That is one great looking late October harvest.

How does your Meyer lemon tree do? Does it take moving inside well during colder months? I've always wanted one.

October 25, 2011 1:14 PM

Blogger kathy said...

That's really nice Howard! Thanks for the link.

November 07, 2011 8:18 AM


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