Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Garlic Harvest

I'm a bit late pulling my garlic this year.

A couple of years ago, Patrick at "Bifurcated Carrots" gave me an excellent selection of Garlic bulbs to plant.  I grew them all very successfuly but due to a rather in ept error, I have lost strack of the variety I selected to grow on this past year.  I know it was the strongest grower of the one's garlicPatrick gave me and that it's a purple variety....  Sadly, I used a plastic label that completely disappeared whilst the stuff grew.

Anyway, all that aside, I have now harvested all the garlic I had growing and seem to have about 100 heads.   A figure I'm truly happy with.

As many of you know, I'm not very knowledgeable on my gardening and am learning, very much, as I go.   The garlic is no exception.    Someone told me to let the leaves dry and then pull the plants out of the ground and store them by hanging in a dry place.   I've done all this and am hoping it will turn out ok.

As you can see in the photo, though, I did leave them rather too long before pulling.   Never mind.   I'm looking forward to being able to use my own garlic for many months now.

So a big thank you to Patrick, for setting me on the road.


Kate said...

And thanks to me for planting those 100 cloves of garlic!

chaiselongue said...

It looks good, Ian. A couple of weeks ago we harvested the garlic we grew from cloves from the 5 kilo sack we bought in Villereal market when we were with you in September. We're very pleased with ours too, as it's the best we've ever grown.

Ian said...

Hi chaiselongue, I'm glad that your garlic was so good. I like that particular vendor. His stuff always seems good
And yes, thanks to Kate for planting 100 cloves back in September!

Patrick said...

I'm afraid I don't remember anymore which ones I gave you, but if you like it that's what matters! 100 bulbs is a nice amount.

My harvest is in a few weeks...

Landsnails said...

Hi Ian

We've just harvested a few garlic plants from a cloves which sprouted last year. Not bad considering they never got watered! The wild cherries were great too, but a year or so before the cherry tree we planted two years ago will bear real fruit.

Apple harvest may be good this year in spite of the snow in May which took the trees over.

Hope life is good

Love Mary and John