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, December 04, 2011

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Skippy and I walked through the paths of the community garden and looked at what's still growing.

I found lots of kale of all different types. Also chard, arugula, endive, escarole, leeks, parsnips, and herbs. One really nice plot of 5 inch garlic. (My garlic is very tiny since I planted only a month ago.)

Its been a warm fall - about as good as it gets for late fall crops.


Blogger jengod said...

What a great post. This is a time of year that doesn't get enough respect, garden-wise!

December 05, 2011 12:34 AM

Blogger Julia said...

We are into spring/early summer looking forward to cucumber, tomatoes, corn, zuchinni and salad veg!

December 05, 2011 12:36 AM

Blogger elaine rickett said...

Still plenty going on in the gardens - nice to see all that mulch keeping everything warm.

December 05, 2011 3:22 AM

Anonymous 20MinuteJan said...

It's been warm here in Michigan too (zone 5) and the season has stretched on. We've had a bit of kale and some broccoli in December. I dug up some horseradish for Christmas dinner.

Nice to see your pictures of your fall garden!

December 30, 2011 11:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I just found how to look up your location via your profile and funny it's Boston! I moved to NC from Boston [Randolph], MA in 2002. Now I can get a handle on the mild winter you are having compared to the past hard winters the last 10 yrs or so. It is incredible that your coldframe is still producing. My hoop greenhouse froze and killed all the lettuce, spinache, etc in Dec. At least I can use it to get an early start, maybe next month. Your dog is gorgeous! I have 3 chickens [hens] and they are laying more eggs now that the days are getting longer. Joy! Robin/quirkpod

January 22, 2012 7:04 PM


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