This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

winter garlic shoots

garlic shoots
plot

In my community garden plot, I was pleased to spot some garlic shoots today. These are in an area where I transplanted one year old top sets last fall. They're still tiny, but are up and green. The area I planted with larger bulbs is still snow covered. That's all the plant life I could see in the plot.

garlic (Allium sativum)

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12 Comments:

Blogger Susie said...

I can't believe your garlice is coming up already!!!

February 18, 2009 8:20 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Actually it looked about this size when I transplanted it in October.

February 18, 2009 8:50 PM

 
Blogger Dan said...

My garlic is up too, some didn't sprout though. Maybe I can pot some up now and fill in the spots when the ground thaws?

It is nice to see the snow melting. Almost all our snow is gone, I should really get a photo up of it before it comes back.

February 18, 2009 9:18 PM

 
Blogger Randy Emmitt said...

Kathy,

I can't see the garlic, guess my eyes are going bad. Glad you are getting some spring there!

We had 26 degrees last night and expect 25 and 26 three nights more this week. So far our sprouting peas, arugula, kale and meslin are not damaged, Meg covered them pretty heavy with straw.

February 18, 2009 9:51 PM

 
Blogger Parsec said...

Nice! It's always great to see some green after a long gray winter. Glad your garlic is sprouting!

February 19, 2009 12:21 AM

 
Blogger Just Jenn said...

One day closer to spring! Lovely little shoots you've got there. ;^)

February 19, 2009 12:59 AM

 
Blogger The Conservative Gardener said...

Spring is on the way and Ocala is getting ready for another 28 degree night! Jeesh.

February 19, 2009 1:52 AM

 
Blogger Holly Wilcox said...

I'm so glad I found your blog on a google search. We just moved to the area and I was looking for some info on planting times for zone 6. If you don't mind, I'm going to add a link to your blog on my family blog. Thanks!

February 19, 2009 9:34 AM

 
Blogger Dan said...

Your seed arrived today, thank you very much! I can't wait to get them growing.

February 19, 2009 1:27 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Thanks for the link. Glad the seeds arrived. And I added mouse overs so you can find the mini garlic shoots.

I enjoyed visiting my plot yesterday and really look forward to a time when I have reason to visit it every day. Today was just an indoor work day.

Looks like I'll be helping with the Belmont Community Garden organization this coming season. I'll attend a meeting next week. Though I don't really have time for another project, I really enjoy the community plots and will do what I can to help out.

February 19, 2009 10:14 PM

 
Blogger Matron said...

So exciting to see the first shoots of Spring. Finally the season is getting underway after such a long Winter.

February 21, 2009 4:31 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

HI Matron,

Since you mentioned 'The Great Escape' in my post about potato vodka, we rented it. My son and I have had such fun watching and rewatching this old movie. Love Steve McQueen and that potato scene! Thanks!

And ditto your comments about spring.

February 22, 2009 9:40 AM

 

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