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.


7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Elaine on March 31, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Yay! You grow, girl!


  2. Posted by Lynne Booth on March 31, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve bookmarked this. I look forward to reading more and sharing!


  3. Posted by Robyn on March 31, 2013 at 7:12 pm



  4. Posted by Meowie on April 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

    we need more salsa.


  5. Posted by Izzy on April 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Was hoping we’d get to see the Jrzy Garden!!


  6. Posted by Dana on April 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I plan on following you as I can see you are doing already what I am planning on paper.


  7. Good Job! Both on the blog and on the garden. I’ve got this bookmarked.


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