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 08, 2016

my garden today

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My garden is overgrown with all sorts of vegetables and flowers. I love it!!

My tomatoes are tall - 15 feet or so. Peppers, at least 5 feet tall. Squashes, watermelon, and beans are rambling all over. I'm harvesting, canning, and pickling almost every day. And weeding, staking, planting fall crops, and pulling past summer crops.

Gradually the summer is moving towards fall. We have temps of 90F coming tomorrow, but that seems like it may be our last hot day. Our nights are cooling off. All we need is a bit of rain. Hurricane Hermine brought us about 0.3 inches. Nice, but not really very much. I think we're still near 10 inches short here this year.

I think the dryness and heat have helped to make this a really good year for many vegetables - as long as we've been able to irrigate. My tomatoes are great and many other nearby gardeners tell me the same. Lots of big fruits and low amounts of fungal diseases. Also peppers, eggplants, melons, cukes, squashes and other warm weather vegetables are doing great.



Blogger Miss Melissa said...

I like your trellising system. Do you rotate beds each year or just leave them in place?

October 03, 2016 6:35 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I rotate them on at least a three year schedule. The trellis system is very flexible. They will come down soon for winter. I usually plant garlic in the old tomatoes beds after amending with compost. I'm still deciding what to do this year with the garlic.

October 03, 2016 11:49 PM

Blogger Miss Melissa said...

Would love to see more posts about the trellis! Especially if you move them. I need something similar for my raised beds at my community garden plot.

October 04, 2016 8:28 PM


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