Spring greetings from my garden to yours!
Miniature Iris, the ones the deer could not get at. While walking around the property, I discovered a large clump of the blue ones (left photo) blooming, did not have my camera and figured I will take photos the next day. Big a mistake. The deer came through during the early morning hours and had a feast. I was not a happy person.
Had a harvest. The leeks and parsnips were left in the garden (mulched with a thick layer of leaves) last year to see if they would survive the winter. They came through just fine, but this was an unusually warm winter. I will have to try my experiment again this fall.
Parsnips, 2½ pounds. Not the best looking parsnips, but sweet and tasty.
This year, before planting, I need to make sure the entire parsnip bed is deeply dug and free of stones so the roots will be able to grow long and straight.
Garlic coming along nicely. German white shown in photo at right.
I am so looking forward to harvesting garlic green sometime next week or the week after.
Last fall, I purposely planted the garlic cloves closer than recommended, so I will be pulling every other plant for use in cooking, both white and green part.
Garlic green, another spring time treat.
Following close behind will be the garlic scape, another special treat.
Then I will sit back and wait for the garlic heads to form underground.
Growing garlic is so rewarding plus it is easy to grow and requires little space. If you never planted garlic, do give it a try.
This is what I do: in the fall, I plant the cloves and leave them alone, they do not mind been left out in the cold. Come spring they emerge and I am in for many treats.
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