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Garlic Harvest

July 15, 2010

garlic harvest

Close to a third of the shoots were yellow, so I took that as my cue to uproot the lot.  I ended up with 32 heads … and one scape.  No scapes all spring and summer, then one all of a sudden?  Very odd.

These suckers smell, let me tell ya.  Since I’m storing them, I have to dry them somewhere, shoots and all.  And it being so hot and humid the last couple of weeks and for the forseeable future, they can’t be in the house.  So they’re under some big shady pine trees in the backyard.

1st Bean Harvest

Picked my first pound of Provider bush beans a few days ago.  This is the earliest I’ve had them.

Also picked the last round of peas – those are done for the season – and 3 serrano peppers.  There are 4 bell peppers on the way as well.

I was behind other gardeners in tomato starting/planting, but my toms are catching up fast with the warm weather.  Tripled in size last week and some already have blossoms.  Eggplants have some blossoms as well.  If I am ever to eat home grown eggplant in Maine, this is surely the year for it.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Alana permalink
    July 19, 2010 2:28 PM

    That garlic looks AMAZING!

    My eggplants keep flowering, but no fruit yet…maybe they need a bumble bee lover?

    So what will become of the Southern Maine Blog when you aren’t a Southern Maine farmer anymore???

    • Kevin permalink*
      July 19, 2010 2:57 PM

      Thanks. My eggplants are doing the same, not sure what the deal is. Is KC as humid as we are at the moment? I want to blame everything on the humidity.

      The Somegardener domain name will stay as is. Obviously the alternate meaning won’t refer to southern Maine – I’ll just be some gardener. Haven’t decided what to call the blog itself. Nothing Jersey-related has struck me yet.

      • Alana permalink
        July 20, 2010 9:45 AM

        Kansas City is usually insanely humid all summer, but this year the humidity is just starting to roll in the past two weeks.

        This is my first try at eggplants, and we’re doing 2 of them in containers (10 gallon buckets) so I thought maybe it was not enough root space.

        I guess we’ll see 🙂

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