Kathy Martin

Hi, my name is Kathy.

Welcome to Skippy’s Vegetable Garden. We’re located near Boston, in eastern Massachusetts, USA (USDA hardiness zone 6A). I’m a biochemist and I garden as a hobby.

This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog, a Portuguese water dog with a fantastic personality. He thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. He was a great gardening companion and now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps.

I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden (365 square feet), 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.

I have to admit that I garden mostly because I think vegetable gardens are beautiful. I love rows of seedlings, patchworks of greens, baskets of bright vegetables. I love the way gardens change with the seasons. My camera is my most important gardening tool.

This blog is a way to record what’s going on in my garden, to get advice from other gardeners and hopefully to inspire new gardeners. I am very enthusiastic about my hobby and love to share the experience of vegetable gardening.

Skippy’s Vegetable Garden Awards

Skippy's Garden Dog
Groundbreaking Food Gardens
Horticulture Best Gardening Blogs 2011
Tallest tomato plant 2007
Year of the Radish 2008