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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

getting ready to plant!

aerial 124 Isn't spring wonderful!

I just now clicked on my label link below for "sideyard aerial photos" and was reminded what a tough winter it was. Only one month ago we had a foot of snow, Feb we were covered with nearly 3 feet, Jan and Dec were cold and dark, and October we had Hurricane Sandy.... All I can say is:

Isn't spring wonderful!



Blogger nBoer said...

Could not agree more!!!!! No Sandy here, but long rough winter.

April 30, 2013 11:46 AM

Blogger blueberry1946 said...

I hear you too! I work in Auburndale twice a week, so I'm right about in your neck of the woods. What a glorious stretch of dry weather we are in the midst of! Traveling east from Princeton I get to see what's in store for my house the week after next! Spring surely is wonderful, yes indeed!

April 30, 2013 1:46 PM

Blogger Hughes ap Williams said...

I have been so tempted to start planting...but I keep heeding the warning about the seeds rotting in the cold wet soil until the nighttime temperatures stay above 50 degrees.

Then this evening I heard a frost warning that included the northern area of NJ.

April 30, 2013 7:21 PM

Blogger Cary said...

Yes, it is! Kathy, I like your walking boards midway in your raised bed. I made my beds 4 feet across and 8-12 feet long, depending on available space. I find that reaching across 4 foot beds is tough, maybe because I was thrifty with my pathway widths and can't really kneel facing the beds directly. A board to walk on midway is brilliant and will save my knees and back :). Thanks so much for the great idea! Enjoy this terrific Spring!

May 01, 2013 8:00 AM

Blogger Nichole said...

It sure is! Time ti enjoy the garden

May 01, 2013 11:32 PM

Anonymous Michele said...

I have a question for you... Do you grow Tomato plants? If so.. do you start them from seed indoors and then transplant outside? I am debating transplanting them outside next weekend.. I am in Topsfield, Ma

~ Michele

May 02, 2013 2:00 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Michele, I think its still too early to set out tomato plants. For many years I have set then out early and tried all sorts of ways to protect them. The ones I set out later always do at least as well. Up in Topsfield, I'd wait to May 15.

May 02, 2013 2:28 PM

Blogger Matron said...

Yes Spring is wonderful! Particularly after such a long, cold Winter. It looks like it's full steam ahead on the plot now!

May 03, 2013 3:47 AM


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