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.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

visiting my parents garden

My parents gardens is especially beautiful this year. I am envious of their garlic. It is beginning to form scapes. The plants are big and deep green - no yellow leaves yet. My garlic has suffered from my under-watering and, though it is also beginning to scape, has yellowing leaves already. A friend has a recipe for garlic scape pickles that I look forward to trying soon.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Janice in NY said...

May garlic is also beginning to scape and has yellowing leaves. I thought I was watering well. We did have very dry weather.

June 11, 2015 7:48 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I'm not sure it's really the dryness that's caused my garlic to get yellow leaves. I've been pulling them when the only have 4-5 green leaves left and the ones I'm pulling are all rotted. I think maybe I didn't rotate property. May have grown garlic or onions in the bed recently and it's built up some rotting disease. I have about 25 nice plants left from the 60 or so I planted.

June 13, 2015 2:47 PM

 

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