Archive for March, 2013

Hippity Hoppity Flippity Floppity Through the Chipper Shredder

Hippity Hoppity Flippity Floppity through the Chipper Shredder

Today, I pulled the shredded leaf mulch from around my garlic plants and found this poor little guy. Maybe I’ll find the rest of him next week.
Happy Easter!


Welcome to My Garden!


This photo is from June 2012 when the garden looks neat and tidy.
from front to back, left to right-each bed:
butternut squash, bush cukes, zucchini, garlic on the edges
green beans, yellow onion
early girl tomatoes, mixed lettuces
amish paste tomatoes, cukes, green beans, garlic on the edges
tomatoes: Cherokee purple, Black Krim, Santa Grape, Amish Paste and garlic on the edges
various peppers and eggplant
Amish Paste tomatoes

My husband and I grew up in South Jersey and have lived here most of our lives. I have been vegetable gardening for about 30 years. I don’t remember exactly when, but I do remember how I started. I made a batch of tomato sauce from some Jersey tomatoes a co-worker gave me.  It was so good, I decided to grow my own.

At the time, we were living in a Philly rowhouse and our small backyard doubled as a driveway. There were two strips on both sides for planting. I dug up the rosebushes that were there and planted my first tomato garden.

I’ll be sharing how I garden and what I do with the stuff I grow. I hope other gardeners join in and share their experiences as well. My garden is very tomato centric but I would like to explore more about succession planting and getting more out of my small space.  Since the season has already started, I’ll have a few posts to get caught up to date.

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