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The Chicken Girls want in!

The Chicken Girls want in!

The Chicken Girls really want to get into the Kitchen Garden where they would peck holes in tomatoes, dig holes, and eat the baby lettuce. Later in the season after the harvest is in they will be let in to catch bugs. They are also let in to clean the garden of bugs before the Spring planting.


A Ripening Cinderella Pumpkin

A Ripening Cinderella Pumpkin

When ripe this pumpkin will first be used to decorate the Cottage's front porch in the fall. Then it will be stored for winter eating.


West end of the Kitchen Garden

West end of the Kitchen Garden

To the left are ripening elderberries. On the right is one of the bamboo teepees supporting verdant wax beans. Also, a couple onion flowers going to seed.


Late summer side garden

Late summer side garden


Welcome to the Kitchen Garden

Welcome to the Kitchen Garden

This is one of three gates that leads into the Kitchen Garden


High wheel cultivator

High wheel cultivator

This handy contraption is non-motorized and is how the Kitchen Garden beds are prepared for planting.


Leek flowers

Leek flowers

Broad London leeks seed heads form in their second year. Seeds saved will be planted in next year's garden.


The Corn Patch

The Corn Patch

Golden Bantam Corn, an heirloom variety


Just washed beets and carrots

Just washed beets and carrots


Garden Bounty on the Side Yard steps

Garden Bounty on the Side Yard steps

A late-summer day's harvest


Scallions

Scallions

Cleaned and bundled, ready to share.


Dames Rocket

Dames Rocket

Dames Rocket looks a lot like garden flocks. Perhaps they are related.


Grapes ready to pick

Grapes ready to pick

Cold-hardy wine grapes grow on one of the Kitchen Garden arbors


Kitchen Garden Clothesline

Kitchen Garden Clothesline

Items hang to dry on a warm Spring day.