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 06, 2018


I transplanted my peppers and eggplants into larger pots today. ...a bit of a mess in the kitchen, but I love working with all these little seedlings.

up potting in the kitchen IMG_2081 up potting IMG_2083


Anonymous Phuong said...

Your eggplants and peppers look fantastic. They'll be huge by the time they're planted outside. My reseeded peppers are just germinating or just getting their first true leaves.

April 06, 2018 6:36 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Yes. I need to check on when I planted these. I think I jumped the gun and planted a week (maybe 2?) early. My tomatoes are tiny and just getting little first leaves now. I think I waited an extra week on them because of the weather.

My husband and I will be setting up a hoop greenhouse this weekend. In my excitement I think that’s the reason I planted peppers earlier than usual. I am so excited to see how this will work. It will be 10x12 ft. Unheated. 8 ft tall at the peak. I will have table space for many trays. I’m looking forward to posting pictures. We’ve been researching how to build it and have all materials waiting in the garage now. It will be a temporary structure for spring only.

April 06, 2018 7:58 PM

Blogger Phuong said...

A hoop greenhouse sounds wonderful, that'll give you lots of room to experiment with overwintering things as well as starting things early. I leave jugs of water in our tiny greenhouse to release heat at night in the early spring. In larger greenhouses I've seen them use black water barrels as a heat sink for colder areas.

April 06, 2018 10:01 PM


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