Thursday, August 09, 2012
I dug up my garlic last Sunday. Now that I know I can grow the stuff, I am going to plant a lot of it in September. I ended up with 32. I'd like at least twice that many next year. Erica of Northwest Edible Life posted a picture of her massive garlic. It's called Music. I found some online at Boundary Garlic. I'd like to find some **local, but if I don't....
I've planted a flat of Swiss Chard. A small flat of nine. I haven't tasted chard, so I'll just try a bit. They came up really quickly. Today, I have my first ever bean flower. It was a cold day. Coat weather cold. I closed up the greenhouse for the day. Murphy's law. Suddenly the sun has come out, and the greenhouse vent is open. Need to go open it back up.
**Update: I could not find Music Garlic locally. I got in touch with Boundary Garlic about how to best order from them to make sure I could get it. She said it was going on sale online on the 15th. So just after noon, I went online and they were sold out. I found a company called Botanus in BC. They had some available. I've ordered 6!!
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We grew extra to provide cloves for planting so by next year we should be totally self sufficient in garlic YAY!!
My first experiments with Garlic have been only marginally successful, but I intend to try again next year, hoping that some experience will enable me to get a better result.
We LOVE chard. I am trying to grow some for the first time this year as well! I also just harvested a very large amount of garlic. Nice work!
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