Thursday, November 22, 2018

Garlic planting

Last year's crop was so poor that it almost all went back in the ground! Here are two photos taken before I covered up the garlic. This was back in early October. - I recently bought some Icelandic-grown garlic, and I will shove some of that in too, in the square where the trowel is (and maybe the one next to it).

Monday, August 6, 2018

August bank holiday

This has to have been the worst summer ever! May was certainly the wettest, and it has been cool and wet the whole time. The garlic is so bad that it is hardly worth digging it up. I've left the Icelandic red garlic in for the time being, and one square of white garlic. The French garlic did best - as in two of them turned into things that look like small heads of garlic!
The shallots look as though they might have done better.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring and carrots

I had decided not to sow any early carrots this year, but it is such a lovely warm day today! I added mushroom compost and dried seaweed to two squares (left back box, two squares on right hand side) and sowed a square of Nantes in the corner, and one of mixed coloured carrots in front of it. No doubt we will have a cold spell soon though.
There is a lot of grass in the box :-(

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Autumn garlic

Poor garden! It has been sadly neglected this year and really needs a re-vamp next.

Finally got around to planting the garlic in the lefthand deep box.. Two squares each of white, purple-white and Icelandic purple, plus one square of some Spanish garlic that I bought in Costco and some French that I bought in Paris last week. The latter two are large bulbs but not as big as elephant garlic.

I don't think I planted any of the old bulbils, so I will hop out and stuff a few in the side square above the white garlic.

In the front, left corner of the righthand deep box I pushed in some bulbils off the fire lily in the front garden. It would be nice to grow a few more of those.


Monday, August 14, 2017

More Garlic

I took up the rest of the garlic this weekend. On the left is the Icelandic Red, top right is White and bottom left some Purple-white bulbs. None of it made huge bulbs, but everything came up as divided cloves this year.

I took up some potatoes too since the grass was yellowing and had fallen over. These were from the two middle squares in the back row - from the potatoes saved in the garage over winter I think.