Sunday, June 27, 2010

IT'S BEEN A WHILE

What a busy couple of months.  May and June have been packed with garden chores, yard work, family
gatherings and coping with modern life.  Among a long list of items that failed in the last two months was my
home computer.  I was without for three weeks.  We are back up and running.

So much has happened in the garden over the last couple of months I hardly know where to begin.  We did have
a mild spring which made growing some crops easy.  Lettuce has been outstanding.  In addition to several
mesclun mixes we have enjoyed two great butterhead type lettuces;  A French heirloom called Sanguine Ameloire
and a European heirloom called Yugoslavian Red.  Check out the pictures below.


























The garlic is doing fine.  We harvested garlic scapes two weeks ago.  Nice garlic taste to use raw in salads
in stir fries and sautes.  We began growing garlic three years ago and we feel that fresh homegrown garlic is far
superior to that you will find in a super market.  The scapes appear in the spring.  They grow out of the top of the
garlic plant and must be removed so that they don't take too much energy away from the garlic heads growing
underground.




The garden is now fully planted.   This year seemed to be a struggle to get everything done on time.  Like a fool,
I expand a little every year.  My garden could be a full time job.  Wait a minute, it is a full time job.  Looking forward to retirement in three years.  That's all for now.
All the best,
Greg

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