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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

my garden in the rain - peas, asparagus, and lettuce

asparagus IMG_0949 pea sprouts IMG_0935

The rain is cold and dreary for me, but my plants are enjoying it, it seems. Peas and asparagus are sprouting.

Earlier in the week, I planted a bed with spring greens. I have several colors of lettuce, so I tried to mix it up and make a pretty bed. I hope the pattern will be nice when it grows up. The bed has lettuce, spinach, arugula, kale, escarole, bunching onions, and a few marigolds.

speckles lettuce IMG_0940 truchas lettuce IMG_0942

lettuce bed IMG_0939

Other things going on in my garden are some nice big garlic sprouts and the last few heads of spinach, escarole, and lettuce left over from my winter tunnel.

garlic bed IMG_0944 winter bed IMG_0943
garden IMG_0945


Blogger Karen said...

What do you use for a pea trellis? This is my first year trying them and I'm nervous my trellis is inadequate.

April 21, 2017 7:31 PM

Blogger funkEpunkEmonkE said...

I just added 3 new raised beds and planted my asparagus today (along with brick edging and wood chip mulching my 2 new front garden beds). My peas are just starting to sprout, but my garlic looks much like yours! All of my inside starts are looking great too!

You must be a tad warmer since you're closer to Boston. Here in the hills of central MA, it's been a slow start.

April 22, 2017 4:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

your garden looks wonderful.... have you started on you community garden yet...looking forward to those photos.... we are having more rain here in the nw... had one sunny day on Friday and has been raining ever since....I got spinach and sweet pea seedlings in and seeded snow peas and snap peas on Friday...I pre-sprout my peas on paper towels so they have little tails when I seed them in the garden... really speeds up their growth...we are supposed to have rain all week... my garden is so far behind

April 23, 2017 7:34 PM

Blogger Garden 4 Dinner said...

It is looking great! I find new spring growth so exciting!

April 24, 2017 1:03 PM

Blogger ~TastyTravels~ said...

Your spring garden is looking wonderful!!

May 01, 2017 10:48 PM

Anonymous Connie Murray said...

Nothing says satisfaction more than seeing the vegetables flourishing! Very inspiring!

May 09, 2017 8:32 AM

Anonymous Ben said...

Just what I need. To work the earth and eat from my garden.

June 14, 2017 3:06 AM

Blogger ECC said...

My friend and I decided to go strawberry and sugar snap peas picking yesterday. The peas farm is pretty dried up already but there were still some peas left. Problem is there are rows of sugar snap peas followed by rows of garden peas. Problem is, how do I know which is which when I'm looking at the plants? Can you teach me how or do you have pictures of the leaves (or something) to share, so that I will know in the future? Thanks!

June 26, 2017 12:02 AM


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