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.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

today's harvest

harvest _9576 From my community garden plot.



Blogger biobabbler said...

WOW! What a delightful and varied harvest. Looks like the result of some seriously smart planning. =) Plus, of course, lotsa work. =)

September 04, 2014 2:33 PM

Blogger Echo Wu said...

Your Napa cabbage is so beautiful and it is huge. Which variety of Napa cabbage is it? And when did you plant it for it to size up so nicely in early September? Thanks!

September 04, 2014 4:56 PM

Blogger Thomas Generazio said...

That's quite a napa cabbage I've never been able to grow one that big. The pears look great too.

September 04, 2014 10:36 PM

Blogger Echo Wu said...

Beautiful harvest especially the Napa cabbages. I am surprised that you can harvest the cabbages this early - probably due to a cool summer in the Northeast. When did you plant the Napa cabbages and which specific varieties are those? Thank you.

September 05, 2014 10:42 AM

Blogger kathy said...

The Napa is Mini Kisaku 50, Hybrid, form Kitzawa Seed Co. I planted it from seed in April of this year and transplanted to the garden in late May.

Yes, the summer has been a few degrees cooler than usual. In the last couple years, this same variety has not headed up for me.

September 06, 2014 2:48 AM

Blogger Echo Wu said...

Kathy, thanks for the answers! I will seek out the Mini Kisaku seeds next year. My variety planted is called Qindao from Botanical Interest. It is slightly bitter than Napa cabbages that I used to purchase from Asian market.

September 08, 2014 11:29 AM


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