Monthly Archives: July 2012

My 100 Posts – Garlic, Garlic Green, Garlic Scapes & Garlic Bulbil

Left, hardneck garlic, right, softneck garlic (click on photo to enlarge) Garlic, Allium sativum, is a species in the onion genus, Allium Hardneck varieties, Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon, has a stiff central stem surrounded by a single ring of cloves. … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 9 2012

I was visiting family in Toronto and Massachusetts for the past week, so no harvest from my garden. I did harvest lettuce (and more lettuce to bring home to NY) from my son-in-law’s garden. Since I helped frame the raised bed last fall … Continue reading

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Snow Peas & Sugar snap Peas

Snow Peas, leaves, tendrils and flowers Note the pea growing from the flower (bottom, center left) Snow peas and sugar snap peas are members of the  Pisum sativum Leguminosae Family. They are edible-podded peas also known as snap peas, sugar peas and Chinese … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 2, 2012

Harvested the remaider of the Shanghai bok choy. Total weight: 2 pounds. Should have harvested them before the June 20 heat wave.  Knew the heat had stressed them out when some of the leaves started to develop a very light blue haze. Not … Continue reading

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