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, December 31, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
lettuce and endives
I was surprised to find my little lettuce patch still growing. I don't go out to the garden very often these days. I had stopped covering the patch in early December because everything was freezing pretty solid, even with the covering. I didn't realize that these plants would survive. Not really very many plants - probably not enough for a single salad serving - but I think they are photogenic and a good crop to consider expanding for next year. Still growing are (clockwise from top left): purple-spotted escarole, curly endive, oak leaf lettuce and plain escarole.
My parsley is another plant that is doing just fine at the end of December. I have given up on covering it.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
It seems like spring watching my garlic grow.
garlic (Allium sativum)
Monday, December 04, 2006
first snow on the garden
Just a dusting in our area. My dad says it looks more like powdered sugar than snow. It lasted about an hour.
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