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.

Friday, May 18, 2012

a busy week in the garden!

Wow! What a super week. I haven't posted because I've been busy gardening. Last weekend I tended my backyard. Monday I helped my parents in their garden - its all planted now and looks beautiful. Tuesday, I spent a long drizzly afternoon in my community plot. I brought in compost and planted lots of little seedlings. Like my parents, the beds are full now. The only garden still waiting for me is my side yard where the very warm weather plants (beans, watermelon, eggplants, cukes, etc) will go in. I think its probably the earliest I've ever gotten my gardens planted. The weather has been perfect this spring! I have lots of photos and will add them soon.


Blogger Jezibels ~ said...

Perfect weather...and NO mosquitos! ....yet ; )
But the ticks are really bad here in Chicago, 3 of us had them on our scalp and arm.

May 19, 2012 12:33 PM

Blogger Kelly Evans said...

I can't wait to see the pictures! I'm such a rookie and love reading your blog!

May 19, 2012 5:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely! I can feel the excitement and pleasure on your writing :]
I am having big problem with slugs and snails. They ate allot of my cabbage, bok-choy, broccoli, kale...leaves. I am getting some kind of food for them that will stop them from feeding. Covers did not work. Some how they got in and baby once are smaller than a pin head. I hope this will be the only problem this season.
I listened to your advice and germinated my peas using paper towels indoors. They are happily growing now :] just hopping will not ht too hot at once before I get anything form them.
Thanks for sharing your excitement and knowledge with us Kathy.
Happy gardening,

May 19, 2012 8:51 PM

Blogger Emily Stevenson said...

I appreciate all of your great ideas. I have also recently transplanted eggplants and cukes. Alongside my young daughter who is growing her own strawberries for the first time. :) I write a blog about tackling indoor/outdoor tasks together. Feel free to check out the post about gardening together.

Thank you for providing such great info!

Take care,

May 21, 2012 11:45 AM

Anonymous Emily Stevenson said...


Thank you for providing such great ideas and insights. I also am attempting similar plants alongside my young daughter who is growing strawberries for the first time. :) I write a blog about tackling indoor/outdoor tasks together as a family and recently posted about our experience of gardening together. Please check it out if you are interested:

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and knowledge! It is so helpful. :)

Take care,

May 21, 2012 11:48 AM

Anonymous Michele -Topsfield, Ma said...

Your Garden is looking GREAT! I wish mine looked as well maintained! We did Months of growing indoors.. transplanted outside to have the rabbits eat EVERYTHING! Boo!- I have replanted, but am so frustrated! How do you keep the little critters away??

May 23, 2012 12:14 PM


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