Tag: Garlic

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…

Salsa synchronicity; or, where’s the cilantro

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum). Cilantro can be a weed. Look at the lovely cilantro above. It came up volunteer in the tomato row in June. These are the first cilantro leaves, sort of like flat parsley. Later the upper leaves will be more fern-like. Ernest…

April is for alliums

April is for alliums. Alliums, whether planted in the fall or in late March and early April, are the best promise in the vegetable garden that spring will get itself established one of these days, that frost cannot defeat vegetables, that things are good…

October cleanup

October cleanup. We had 1 1/2″ of rain the first of October, following 1 1/2″ the last of September. Yesterday, October 27, another 1 1/2″ fell, making 3″ of rain for October. We still have an 8″ rain deficit for the year, according to…

Garlic planted for 2016

Garlic planted for 2016. Garlic planting day is always on the traditional Columbus Day. October 12. Planting garlic this fall is an anniversary for daysingarden blog since garlic planting was the first event of the 2015 season. Now the 2016 garlic crop has been planted….

Garlic harvest wrap-up

Hardneck garlic (Allium sativum ssp. ophioscorodon). Garlic harvest wrap-up. In the post Garlic harvest, I wrote about digging the garlic and starting the drying process. It’s important to keep the drying garlic out of the sun. The leaves should dry back completely and the stalk become more…

Vegetable garden in July

Vegetable garden in July. The vegetables are growing by leaps and bounds. Some harvesting is going on. Spring lettuce is tasty. Bunching onions have been harvested and are keeping well in the fridge ready for both salads and sautéing. The first carrots have been…

Garlic harvest

Hardneck garlic (Allium sativum ssp. ophioscorodon). Garlic harvest. The garlic leaves and stalks are starting to dry back, as can be seen in the photo above from July 14. It’s time to harvest garlic. On July 17, 65 heads of garlic were gently dug from the…

Garlic in June

Hardneck garlic (Allium sativum ssp. ophioscorodon). The garlic, which was planted last fall on Columbus Day, is one of the big success stories of my vegetable garden. See the posts Garlic, Garlic in April, and Vegetable garden in June for the details on planting and growing garlic. The big…

Vegetable garden in June

Vegetable garden in June. It’s time for a June accounting of the vegetable garden, seen above in a photo taken June 6. The tomatoes, planted out between May 19 and May 23, were covered with bed covers for a week or so. I took…

May work

May work. I don’t have time to write posts. I have garden work to do. The weeds are growing so fast that I can’t keep up with them. The area we mow and call a lawn is due to be mowed yet again. The…

April blooms

April blooms. Here it is the last week of April. What a difference a month makes. As I wrote in the post March changes, I was in despair at the end of March thinking that the freezing temps and snow would never go away. Although…