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.

Monday, March 11, 2013

planting seeds

planting seeds 016 planting seeds 018 planting seeds 021 planting seeds 023 I spread a towel on the living room floor tonight and planted a tray of seeds. Skippy kept his eye on the project. I planted broccoli, kale, lettuce, endive, radicchio, and eggplant. (I need to order my potatoes too. I've decided on just two varieties this year: Russet Burbank and German Butterball from FEDCO Moose Tubers.)

9 Comments:

Blogger Dewberry said...

Did Skippy help you? :) My cats are always doing more harm than good when I'm planting or sowing.

March 11, 2013 8:00 AM

 
Blogger Angela said...

It seems like you are off to a great start!

March 11, 2013 12:58 PM

 
Blogger zippiknits said...

Happy Spring-almost!

We once had a duck that loved to be there when we dug and turned the beds. She liked gobbling up the grubs from June beetles and Apple Borer Beetles.

March 11, 2013 1:45 PM

 
Blogger Dan said...

Best of luck this year!

March 11, 2013 6:15 PM

 
Blogger Ms. T said...

Have been thinking about doing radicchio this year. Happy sprouting!

March 11, 2013 8:51 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Yes, Skippy likes to step on the trays and cause problems.... He tries to wiggle his way into what I am doing and get attention. He looks good here because he is posing to get a treat.

March 12, 2013 8:28 PM

 
Anonymous Nelson said...

Seeds are easier to start indoors than outdoors. You can more easily provide the perfect conditions for hard-to-germinate or very small seeds, including the ideal temperature, moisture, and fertility.

Dogs as well as cats are always doing more harm than good when it comes to gardening.

March 14, 2013 2:05 AM

 
Blogger Amy Andrychowicz said...

Awesome, I'll be doing the same thing this weekend! Just started following your blog.

Amy

March 15, 2013 8:31 AM

 
Anonymous Joe said...

Spring is here. I am now just starting my seeding as well. I love this time of year it is like a fresh start.

March 19, 2013 1:03 PM

 

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