|Standard garlic, the size of elephant garlic.|
|Garlic curing in the sun.|
Garlic, our eighth harvest of the season (brussels sprouts, spinach, lemons, greens, radishes, cherries, broccoli), is curing in the sun until it is dry and odorless; cured garlic lasts up to one year in a dark dry pantry.
Our landscape is changing: spinach is gone and has been replaced with 7 wells for pumpkins and winter squash.
|The pumpkin patch (peas to the left), mulched with straw.|
A few volunteer sunflowers are upward of 5 ft. tall.
|Blueberry bushes covered in bird netting.|
We organically fertilized everything as part of general maintenence this weekend. We feel like we have a better control on weeds this year, and we're ready if the summer turns droughty - a network of soaker hoses reaches about everything growing, and is set on an automatic timer, saving us time to enjoy the good stuff.
|The last time we showed our strawberry bed, these plants were barely poking up out of the dirt. |
Bush cherries in the background.