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.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

to the start of another week - cheers!

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Today I pulled the carrots I sowed in August. Pretty baby carrots. Somehow a rabbit seems to have found his way into the garden and ate off most of the carrot greens. I am fascinated that he only ate the carrots. Next year I am planning a chicken wire tunnel over the carrots.

I ended up harvesting about a dozen heads of lettuce today as there may be a hard frost tonight. Some lettuce plants I dug and moved into my cold frame to see how they do there over the winter. I also harvested leeks, walking onions, Savoy cabbage, bok choi, baby beets and baby carrots.

To end the day, we tried a new combination of veggies in a martini: baby carrots, walking onions and an olive. I highly recommend it!

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Well, what can I say, a relaxing drink combined with some of your 5-a-day veggies. Perfect.
Marian (LondonUK)

November 06, 2012 3:11 AM

 
Anonymous Diane C said...

What a great way to use up some of the smaller veggies. Looks fantastic!

November 06, 2012 6:54 PM

 
Blogger Pam said...

Your martinis should win an award for creativity. One of my favs was the Watermelon radish martini. I'm growing Watermelon radishes this fall - thank you!

November 07, 2012 1:09 AM

 
Anonymous Yams said...

Your carrots look very health and the martini part is kind of funny. I could try it out sometime lol!
It is good to know that you got such a nice harvest. Most people with kitchen gardens look forward to such a harvest but most do not achieve such results.
Congratulations on the good harvest and I hope you will be able to keep off the rabbits next time.

November 13, 2012 11:32 AM

 

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