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.

Monday, August 08, 2016

today's harvest

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This is the harvest from my community garden plot today. The onions are so small with the drought. I'm picking my tomatoes very green to ripen at home because the chipmunks are eating them for any moisture they can find. The green beans are hardly producing at all. I wonder what will be under the soil when I dig the potatoes and sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes droop down so fast in the dry weather. A nice thing is that I've had 4 pretty little acorn squash ripen very early.



Blogger CHRIS said...

ah! chipmunks! cute but evil little backyard friends! they've been chowing my tomatoes too... i wasn't sure who it was until i finally caught one red-handed! picking tomatoes early sounds like a great idea since they really seem only to go after the red ones on the lowest branches... i'm really hoping they won't climb up high... my tomato plants are super tall and i'd really like to enjoy some vine ripe ones! this is my first experience with them though so i guess i'll have to see... any advice is welcome! this garden is at my new house so i'm still learning a lot about what i have to contend with here... resident bunnies, chipmunks, bugs i have never seen before... it's a learning experience everyday! oh and don't give up on your beans quite yet... mine finally started producing when the temperature dropped... now there are tons every day... my summer squash and zucchini are the ones that are struggling over here... after a really productive start, i've been battling a nasty case of powdery mildew... i'm about to give up in fact and just rip them all out bc it's now spreading into my winter squash!
thanks again for your posts btw... i can only imagine that keeping up with them in addition to everything else in life is a challenge but know your efforts are so appreciated and that you were missed! for me, reading a blog by a local gardener is not only enjoyable but immensely helpful!


August 09, 2016 9:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in Springfield NJ and my garden is very disappointing this year. Everything is very dry and the animals are hungry and thirsty; but the real problem is nothing tastes right. My sun golds, Cherokee purples, gold medals, and super sweet 100's just aren't sweet. My peppers aren't producing at all and my zucchini just succumbed to the dreaded worm. My husband wants a new hobby!

August 20, 2016 1:15 PM


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