2013 Garlic Crop Is In!

garlc harvest 2013Yes! The garlic is IN and hangin’ in the shed! It looks great!

With this announcement, I have another – the short version is, there is not much there.

No – it’s not another infestation disaster. Simply, I scaled way back on the number and varieties of bulbs I planted (and scaled way UP in the permaculture / food forest plantings).… Read more

Yellow Tips on Garlic and Other Growing Dilemmas

Garlic in Early June

June 4: The garlic is standing tall and looking strong, despite a few yellow tips.

…or, Good Grief! Give the Bees a Break!

My 5-year-old grandson gave me a special letter the other day. Inside the envelope was a carefully folded (multiple times) picture he had colored of a rad dude on a motorcycle.… Read more

Garlic: You Better Come On In My Kitchen

…because it’s gonna be rainin’ outdoors….

and now it’s gone, but I ain’t worried, cuz I’m settin’ on top of the world….

(Thank you Robert Johnson and the many others who have done versions of these songs.)

Yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve played harmonica for the ol’ garlic patch (or at least shared it).… Read more

Surrounded by Garlic!

More baskets of garlicRoomful of garlicInchelium Redbaskets of garlicPolish White BraidsGerman Extra HardyRussian GiantInchelium Red

One of the great pleasures of growing garlic is when it is all harvested, cured, cleaned, weighed, measured, sorted, and gently placed in baskets on the shelf … and then you just sit in the middle of it all, inhale that wonderful fragrance, close your eyes, and imagine all the wonderful things you will do with these beauties!… Read more