This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

spring planting in Mom and Dad's garden

Today, my parents and I did the first work of the season on their vegetable garden. Here are before and after photos.

mom and dad's garden 038 BEFORE

mom and dad's garden 046 AFTER

Only a couple hours work. We raked, then weeded and marked out paths. My Mom had her pad and pen and wrote down what we planted where. Dad and I planted seeds and seedlings. We did our best to leave enough room for the warmer weather crops, like beans and tomatoes, and to plan for crop rotation. Dad put row cover over the newly transplanted lettuce seedlings to protect them a bit from drying out. Last, we watered all the new transplants from a gallon jug - rain is expected in a couple days.

Now we will wait and see what grows.

mom and dad's garden 045 mom and dad's garden 040 mom and dad's garden 044 mom and dad's garden 041

4 Comments:

Blogger Dan said...

Its always nice to see a fresh slate.

April 18, 2013 11:32 PM

 
Blogger Cary said...

You are a good daughter Kathy. I miss helping my Dad with his garden now that he is gone. Great looking space. Congratulations!

Please stay safe up there..

April 19, 2013 7:16 AM

 
Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

My, your sunny break has given you great gardening vigour! Lovely to share with your parents too. I went to the Lottie today and dug Potato trenches, transplanted some self-seeded Hollyhocks, mint and calendulas to new positions. After the hale and storms of yesterday the calm afternoon was so nice, it was good to get outside.
Marian (LondonUK)

April 19, 2013 4:33 PM

 
Blogger Ms. T said...

Best of luck to you and your family this garden year! Looking forward to gardening with my sister this season--the first time since we were girls.

April 21, 2013 3:28 PM

 

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