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.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

My tour of the new veggie selections with AAS and NGB in CA starts tomorrow!! Can’t wait to see what they have! I’m driving down the CA coast now, seeing the sights on my way.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

veggie trial tour next week!

I’m getting ready to travel to CA to tour nine vegetable breeders to checkout their new offerings!! I am so excited. The tour is hosted by All America Selections (AAS) and the National Garden Bureau (NGB).

The breeders we’ll visit include Syngenta, Bejo, American Takii, Sakata, Vitalis, PanAmerican Seed, Seminis, Seeds by Design, and Terra Organics.

I’m planning to post daily with beautiful photos and information on their new vegetables. It’s so important to develop new plants that are resistant to diseases, perform better, and are just plain fun for gardeners to grow and eat.

Please check back!!

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

yesterday's harvest

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My tomatoes are in!! I thought this photo was worth playing with and making it into a piece of art. I love all these vegetables. The big tomato is a new variety I'm trying this year - Dr Lyle. I like it. I also pick a huge orange tomato yesterday, but we already ate it - Chef's Choice Orange.

Unfortunately the critters like my tomatoes too. Chipmunks have taken bites of several tomatoes, so I'm picking them a bit green to ripen inside. This happens every year when the tomatoes first start to ripen. It will be less of a problem later.

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