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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2014 harvests

What a year. Now I remember why I was busy! I love to look back and remember the harvests.

It was my first year to harvest a full meal of asparagus. My best year for bok choi, beans, eggplants and cucumbers. And a fantastic year for popcorn and pears. The potatoes, peppers, squash and raspberries were good. I wonder what 2015 will bring.

2014 harvests.pptx

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Anonymous Sharon said...

Love love your harvest pics!

January 16, 2015 3:49 PM

 
Blogger Rachel Lloyd said...

All looks so yummy!

January 17, 2015 7:10 PM

 
Blogger Pam said...

What a cool way to visually show a year's harvest - what is possible.


I have hard time knowing how much to plant - generally err on the side of planting way too much . Like 50-60 tomatoes and 40 peppers.


Or a crop fails, yielding nearly nothing.

January 19, 2015 12:00 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Wow, 50-60 tomatoes! You must have a huge garden! I try to plant a bit of everything, then I don't get too upset about crop failures - like my failed tomatoes (and failed sweet potatoes) this year. Although looking back at the pictures, I did get a bunch of tomatoes. I had 24 plants. Probably got the about or tomatoes normally produced by 5 or 6 plants. (Except for those out-of-control cherry toms at my community plot... I have one crazy plant. I stopped photographing the harvest as I was picking a bucket full once a week. I gave a gallon or so away to a shelter on a particularly heavy harvest day. Can't complain - I'll put in a Jaspar cherry in the plot again this year.)

January 19, 2015 2:15 PM

 
Anonymous edible gardens--point loma said...

What a lovely way to summarize a year of harvests!

January 25, 2015 1:36 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Thanks!

On my new computer screen the reds and greens look way too saturated, too bright. It looked perfect on my old screen. I think I'll leave it this way, but I'll adjust my future photos to be less saturated. I suppose everyone's screen is a bit different, so there's no "right" way for photos to look.

January 25, 2015 5:45 PM

 
Blogger Pam said...

Too many tomatoes and way too much rain = wet conditions and blight. So Jasper was your insanely productive cherry - I'll look for seed . . .

January 29, 2015 5:35 PM

 

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