When weeding, I accidentally pulled a small garlic. Some of it looks like it’s ready to come up anyway. I always thought you had to wait until at least August to harvest. From what I’ve read, when the bottom few leaves are dead, it’s time to harvest. In that case, most, if not all, could come out. We have five varieties: Chesnok Red, German White and Ukrainian Red as well as the two extra heads the farmer threw in for us simply labeled “S” and “M.” (After a bit of research I figured they must be a Spanish Roja and a Music.) We will probably harvest a few here and there to get an idea.
Though, any guidance in this department would be very welcome as this is our first year growing garlic!
I started this container of bunching onions back in May. They sprouted like crazy and then just flattened out and died. I thought maybe I did something wrong, like not plant the seeds deep enough so I tried again. Same thing happened. I left both containers out on the porch and kept meaning to replant something else or dump the container. For once, my procrastination paid off, because the first container ended up doing the above.
We bought what we thought were three dill starts this spring. After harvesting and chopping to throw in a cucumber salad, we learned, due to the aroma, they are actually fennel. My parents had the bulbs in a restaurant once so maybe we’ll harvest them. I’m not sure what else we will do with this much fennel—we don’t use it too much in cooking.
How has you garden been growing?
(52 Week catch-up post coming tomorrow.)