This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

last of the garlic

last garlic 278 I only have a few heads of garlic left from last years harvest. They have been delicious!

I wish this years crop looked better. I forgot to cover it with salt hay and it looks like this was a mistake. Plus I planted very late. Many cloves didn't sprout and it looks like its suffered from drying out with the lack of rainfall this spring.

April garlic  012

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Blogger Debbie said...

Hi...I just wanted to say that I'm thrilled to have found your blog through Urban Gardener. I also live near Boston and want to grow some veggies this year.

You are an inspiration. I'm sure I'll learn a lot reading your blog, plus, I love the photos!

Blessings,
Debbie

April 24, 2012 11:01 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are rocking the blog these days with spring in Kathy. Loving it :]
I underestimated our dry winter and lost 3 out of 5 of my blue berry bushes. I feel you pain with garlic.
Huli
P.S. I don't see the blue egg pictures.

April 24, 2012 3:19 PM

 
Blogger Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love all your info!! Can't wait to read it all!!

April 24, 2012 7:07 PM

 
Anonymous Garden Designers said...

Well, these must be delicious.However, i hope your new corp come out good but you must have to be careful next time.

~Aansy Stone

April 25, 2012 1:16 AM

 
Blogger Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said...

I too am appreciating the info that you're providing as I am attempting quite a large vegetable garden this year (20x12). I'm learning from you!

April 26, 2012 6:09 PM

 
Anonymous lee t. said...

how did you store them that they didn't sprout in storage? mine had all sprouted by december...

April 30, 2012 3:42 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I bought a couple large hardneck garlic varieties from Territorial Seed that said they store well. Harvest them when the outer 3 leaves turn yellow/brown. I hang them outside in the sun to cure for about 2 weeks after harvesting. Then I bring them into my basement and leave them hanging there by their dried leaves, cutting them off as I need them. The basement stays dry and cool, summer and winter. Some of my cloves are just now getting a little sprout of green. But there are only 2 heads left :-(

If I had a good crop in the garden now, I could start harvesting "green" garlic now. I found lots of green garlic for sale in farmers markets in the spring in Europe, but have never seen it here.

April 30, 2012 6:18 PM

 

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