my tomatoes are planted

The tomatoes are in the ground. 16 plants: 6 early girl, 6 supersonic, 2 red brandywine and 2 yellow brandywine. The ground still seems cold, but sun and warmer weather are forecast. I planted 6 eggplants in with the flowers in the border against the house, hoping they will stay warmer there.

tree peony

My tree peony buds opened today into spectacular blossoms. Its a young (2 year old) plant but already 5 or 6 blossoms. Just beautiful.

hydroponic gardening?

It’s raining again and is so wet that I am thinking this is like hydroponic gardening.

finally some sun on my garden

Finally some sun in the Northeast! Still soggy, but the lettuce seedlings are coming up, the blueberries are blooming and Skippy can go out and play. Yippy!!  

everything is soggy

It’s still raining ….  They say it’s the wettest weather we’ve had in 70 years. 12-17 inches of rain in the last three days. Everything is soggy.

my side yard garden

This is the photo to start off Skippy’s Vegetable Garden blog. An empty garden getting ready to grow.

Kathy Martin
This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy thinks the garden is his, even though I do all the work. We're located near Boston, in USDA zone 6. I have bees, chickens, fruit trees and berry bushes, too. I use all sustainable organic methods and strive to grow all of my family's vegetables myself. -Kathy

weeks and counting until my last spring frost

What I planted recently

Jan 21
thyme, lettuce, escarole

Feb 21
celery, celeriac, parsley, leeks

March 11
cabbage, kale, arugula

What I'm planting soon

April 1
peppers, eggplants, marigolds, beets

April 12
tomatoes, basil, sunflowers

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My garden this week

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Skippy’s vegetable of the month – Egyptian walking onions!

“I envision a day when every city and town has front and back yards, community gardens and growing spaces, nurtured into life by neighbors who are no longer strangers, but friends who delight in the edible rewards offered from a garden they discovered together.” – Greg Peterson

"What can happen to a seed is a miracle."

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