Chinese (garlic) chives flowers. Both the stems and the flower buds are used in cooking.
Picked snow peas, total weight for the week: 1¾ pounds. Snow peas doing very well this year. Not so with sugar snap, the seeds germinated and then the plants all disappeared, don’t know what happened, ah well, next year.
Harvested garlic (not all are in the photo), forgot to weigh. The above garlic are still immature and not ready to harvest but I need the space. The cloves are formed and good size. Nice garlic flavor, a bit milder than fully matured cloves. They are not keepers.
The harvested garlic were along the edge of the bed where I planted my beets (above photo), the beets are getting bigger and need more space so I pulled the ones that are in the way (ready or not) and leave the others to mature.
The garlic scapes I am leaving to form bulbils are starting to straighten out. Will take another photo when it is straight. Photo at right (click on photo to enlarge) is from the June 8, 2012 post (where you can learn about garlic scape).
The above are “cut and come again” cimmaron lettuce. When I harvested the cimmaron lettuce early in the spring I cut the head about 1″ above ground level (instead of pulling up the whole plant) hoping there will be side shoots. The photo above illustrates.
The lettuce were planted early spring in the area where I planned to plant sweet potatoes. When it was time to plant the sweet potatoes I pulled only the lettuce where I want to put a sweet potato slip. Now that the sweet potato vines are growing and need more space I pulled all the lettuce, including the “cut and come” again. Above photo: Sweet potato vines (the heart shaped leaves) are at the left and right of the cimmaron lettuce (center).
I practice the above planting methods to maximize the real estate in my garden. My garden is really too small for all the variety of plants I want to grow and am growing.
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