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.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I finished off my indoor spring seed planting yesterday with a few pots of zucchini, yellow squash, pumpkins, butternut and buttercup squash. I also put in a couple extra pots of basil. My cukes and watermelons have sprouted and are working on their second leaves. All that left for seeds now is  to remember to plant more lettuce every couple weeks. And maybe a second crop of spinach too. The bean seeds go directly in the garden and I don;t plant to put these in for a couple more weeks.

squash seeds in pots 021


Blogger Dewberry said...

Hi! I like your garden very much! I'm going to read your notes, I think I can learn from you a lot. I'm a beginner gardener and I've just created my first blog :)Best regards!

April 26, 2012 11:20 AM

Anonymous Sustainably Modern said...

So interesting to read the various stages that gardens are in. Here in Texas, my beans are already knee high and all the squash, cukes, melons, etc were direct sowed 2-4 weeks ago.

April 26, 2012 2:20 PM

Blogger Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Sounds like you have been real busy, I need to start getting my stuff done!!

April 26, 2012 6:36 PM

Blogger Jezibels ~ said...

I planted my beans, couldn't wait ; )

April 26, 2012 9:01 PM

Anonymous sheds garden said...

Wow! I really love squash. I love your garden! Cool post.

April 27, 2012 9:41 AM

Blogger kerry said...

i enjoy your blog very much. although i am much more north (northern ontario) i am learning a lot from your blog! i am starting my first garden this spring. thanks for blogging!

April 28, 2012 9:00 AM

Anonymous Cheryl said...

Kathy, your garden is beautiful. I've grown flowers for years, but I've always had a swing set and kids everywhere so I didn't do too much. Last year I had the swing set pulled out, sent my oldest daughter to college, and began reworking my yard, smothering the grass, and laying out new beds. It's so fun; every day is something new to see. I can't wait to get home from work each day to see what's happened. We are even calling the backyard "the garden" now. This spring I've added a few vegetables that I hope are idiot-proof; we'll see! Thanks for your posts; your garden is really true inspiration!

April 28, 2012 10:24 PM

Blogger Matron said...

I must get down to sow some more seeds soon. Trouble is I would have to use a boat to get there at the moment! Rain Rain Rain! Love to Skippy xx

April 29, 2012 9:11 AM

Anonymous Michele said...

When are you planning to transplant your squash to the garden? I started my squash indoor 10 days ago and it is getting really huge already.. I was thinking May 15th- or do you think that they will be too root bound by then? This is the first time that I haven't directly sown into the ground.. and I'm kinda regretting putting them into pots because of how quickly they are growing.

Michele Topsfield, Ma

May 03, 2012 1:27 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Michelle, In Topsfield I think you should wait a couple weeks (til at least May 15) to put out squash. Just transplant your seedlings to bigger pots indoors and give as much light as you can. It is 49*F out there and too cold for squash right now. I planted mine a week ago too and they are growing well. I have some larger pots saved and waiting in case they need them.

May 03, 2012 9:11 PM


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