Month: October 2016

Black swallowtail caterpillars on dill and fennel

Black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes). A black swallowtail caterpillar was discovered on a dill plant on September 13, as seen above. A black swallowtail caterpillar was discovered on a fennel plant on September 14, as seen above. The dill and fennel plants were about 10… Continue Reading “Black swallowtail caterpillars on dill and fennel”

The yearly cycle of garlic

Hardneck garlic (Allium sativum¬†ssp.¬†ophioscorodon). Here it is. October 12. The traditional Columbus Day. And here I am like a miser counting her gold. Only for me, it’s garlic cloves. I’m finding the biggest and best garlic cloves of the 2016 harvest to be planted… Continue Reading “The yearly cycle of garlic”