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, May 04, 2018

today's harvest

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Charley is so happy to get something other than greens from the garden. A big bunch of asparagus! I gave him the bottom ends off of them. Yummy! It's my first year harvesting this 3 year old bed.

Also in this harvest: Two small lettuce heads (Cherokee and Rhazes), some bolting arugula (still delicious), and a few leaves of a broad-leaved escarole.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Dave @ OurHappyAcres said...

The lettuce is beautiful, such a dark red color! It's asparagus season here too. Our bed is 10 years old now and gives us lots to eat every year.

May 04, 2018 5:04 PM

 
Blogger Phuong said...

Yay to asparagus, spring has truly arrived in your area. It looks like you're putting the hoop house to good use, lots of happy seedlings.

We were supposed to plant out the garden yesterday, but there was tons of unexpected rain. I'm going to have to pot up the tomato plants which are already forming blossoms.

May 04, 2018 6:09 PM

 
Blogger Jen O said...

How do you like the rhazes? We've grown Cherokee for the past 2 years and really like it, but the rhazes looks tempting in the catalogue. So many lettuces, so little space!

May 11, 2018 1:37 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I love Rhazes. It is very dark. Also Rouxi (not sure of the spelling) is a beautiful bicolor oak leaf.

May 11, 2018 9:10 AM

 

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