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Garlic greens, left, and Chinese chives, right
Harvested a total of about 1½ pounds of garlic green this past week to share with friends. That was 60 plants. If allowed to mature, can you imagine a pile of 60 heads of garlic?????
Chinese chives are ready for harvest, very tender and sweet. Cut ½ pound for a friend.
Bumped up the bittermelon (karela) seedlings, a total of 18 plants. Will have extra to share with family and friends.
Potatoes left to right: Adirondack red, all blue, purple Peruvian, red thumb and Adirondack blue
The above potatoes were the ones I purchased at the Rhinebeck Winter Farmers’ Market in February. They were sprouting, so I cut each one into 2, making sure each half has 2-3 “eyes”. After 4 days at room temperature, they are now cured and ready for planting this week.
They will be planted, cut side down, spaced 9 inches apart in a 12-inch deep trench which I dug and prepped (added organic fertilizer and compost) a few days ago. Click here for Cornell U. Potatoes Growing Guide.
This is the first time I am growing the above potatoes. Since they are locally grown in the Hudson Valley, they should (I hope they will) do well in my garden.
The celeriac I started indoor on March 13 finally germinated, after 3+ weeks. Germination rate was very poor, less than 50%. Decided to start another batch, hope the germination rate will be better.
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