Sunday, July 26, 2009

garlic harvest

It's that time of year again, already. Once again I had a pretty respectable harvest of garlic, planted last October. Actually I only harvested half of it; the garlic in the bed where the dill came up fantastically has yet to be pulled up. But this basket alone was pretty heavy. No vampires here.

I also tilled that garlic bed, along with a bed of beans that were chomped heavily by my resident garden doe. And the parsnips, which did not sprout. Might as well plant some kohlrabi or Chinese cabbage or other fall crop now, although I just might be able to sneak a bean crop in yet.

In the rest of the too short weekend, I ran 5.2 miles, something I haven't done since my early twenties, and watched the always wonderful East Central marching band in a parade.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Gorgeous garlic!
Congrats on the run.
I haven't watched a parade in years. Marched in MANY duing high school. Great memories there.

Jayne said...

Mmmmmm... I love garlic! What a beautiful basket full. :c) Wow, you RAN that far... I'd be hard pressed to walk it! You go girl!

Floridacracker said...

Wow, that is some beautiful garlic.
We have to grow it in the winter here. Too hot in the normal growing season.

Congrats on that mileage studette! You'll be doing triathalons next I suppose.

Deb said...

Lynne- thanks! My high school band didn't do parades, but I was with the Robbinsdale City Band for a couple of years marching and it was a lot of fun. I get goosebumps watching the band go by.

Jayne- Garlic is an absolute necessity!

FC- We are blessed with a good climate for garlic (the hard necked variety) here. And "studette"? I take that as a compliment! :)

amarkonmywall said...

Beautiful harvest! Do you go through all of it each year? Roasted garlic, homemade bread- yum! Reading this makes me so anxious to get started in my NC garden! As FC said, it's too hot to grow anything here right now except maybe some peppers...

Cindy said...

5.2 miles??!!!5.2 miles????!!!!!!!That is totally awesome! Way to go, Deb!!! Oh yeah, great garden stuff. I was in our marching band, loved every minute of it! 5.2 miles!!!!!!!

Deb said...

amarkonmywall- I go through almost all of it, whatever doesn't dry out first. I'm almost self sufficient in garlic. :) I can't wait to see what goes on in your NC garden!

Cindy- Still recovering here! I'll probably try to do something like that every weekend or so.