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. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

mom and dad's garden

mom and dads garden 036 mom and dads garden - spreading c0mpost 019 mom and dads garden - first planting 024 I've been helping my parents with their garden. Early this spring, on a March day that broke records (temperature in the 80's!), my son and I spread and dug in 3 cubic yards of compost. We also planted peas, lettuce and root vegetables. Last Friday, I brought them more seedlings and seeds. The garden is looking great. Mom is already picking a little new lettuce and using up the kale that overwintered. I got my potatoes and some extra asparagus roots planted at my community plot today, but still no seedlings (other than a few very early tomatoes). I hope I will get to do some transplanting in my garden soon.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

It looks so great!! I love how much space you have!!

May 02, 2012 11:31 PM

 
Anonymous Michele said...

Quick question... Can you transplant Lettuce and Spinach? I started them about 12 days ago in my yard. They have sprouted and are doing well.. but I just discoverd the place where I put them is on our Leeching Field..Yuck! So.. I need to move them... or should I just start over?

Michele- Topsfield,MA

May 03, 2012 1:23 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Michele, Lettuce and spinach will transplant very well. Go for it. Make sure they have a few days of moist soil (no problem right now). (They would probably do very good in your leach field....)

May 03, 2012 9:03 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Michele, PS. Its a good time to plant a second crop too. I planted my second crop of greens this week - lettuce and spinach. Plant more greens every two or three or four weeks.

May 03, 2012 9:06 PM

 
Blogger Susana Reyes said...

I looked at your blog for inspiration. We just planted a vegetable garden. :) I hope we achieve the success that you have achieved (at a smaller scale).

May 04, 2012 2:16 PM

 

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