June 16, 2013
Standing in the Garlic patch after a hard days work cutting and eating your first partial harvest!
These plants don’t get very big, but their stalks can get thick…. makes you feel like a giant.
… hopefully in about 3 – 4 weeks we will get some nice big bulbs!Read more
Look at all these delicious scapes we cut today!
I tried to eat one but it was just too potent.
These will great additions to any salad or stir fry.
They are just as healthy as the garlic bulb itself and will add a beautiful taste to any dish.
Today, we cut the scapes off the stalk before it started to curl too much.
Usually cut before the first curl to help the bulb swell.
Adding calcium after this will also help the bulb swell.
We were shocked to see the amount of juice oozing out after the cut!
June 14, 2013 – Look at these great looking Scapes starting to form!
The Scape produces the flower on the garlic stalk which is called a Bulbil.
The Bulbil opens and has seed pods.
Each seed takes years to produce, so its best to start with a clove from a bulb as we did.
We pulled a garlic stalk out to see what it looks like.
At this point if you eat this it will be sweet and soft.
You’ll notice the bulbs are just about to start swelling
This little bulb is called a Garlic Scallion, it is young and tender.
June 7, 2013 – At this point we’ve been focusing on calcium & nitrogen.
Things have really improved with all the rain.
… will look into alternate plant food ie: N-P-K.
So, here we go it’s June 1, 2013!
You can see there are Rhubarb leaves on the paths between the garlic.
We only had enough a few rows. This is done for weed control.
BTW, the rhubarb stalks were nice a big this year )