This is so exciting, the 11 garlic plants growing in the foam ice chest all sent out scapes.
Harvested all the scapes. I will now sit back and wait to harvest heads of garlic (around mid July). Click here to learn more about garlic and when to harvest.
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Container celery is doing well also. I started the seeds in cell packs around end of February. The seeds were slow to germinate and the seedlings grew even slower. It was over 2 months when the seedlings were large enough to be transplanted.
This is my first time growing celery. Not knowing what to expect, imagine my excitement to find the plants have grown to 16+ inches tall and forming nice thick ribs (photo above).
Golden Pascal Celery is an heirloom variety that self-blanch. It is supposed to have thick solid ribs that are crisp, sweet and tender. Am tempted to cut a few ribs but will wait.
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Few weeks ago when I harvested my window box lettuces I cut the heads at soil level as I did not want to nor had the time to deal with the roots and soil at that time.
Had planned to remove the roots at a later date but never got around to doing so.
Surprise! Look what I saw growing in the window boxes. Real heads of lettuces! The largest side shoot of the Bronze Mignonette (above photo, left) is about 7 inches across, the largest side shoot of the Forellenschluss (above photo right) is 9+ inches tall. Both were sweet and tender, not at all affected by the heat (high 80’s – 90+F).
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The napa cabbage is showing signs of bolting due to the heat. So decided to harvest it, weight 2+ pounds.
While removing the yellowed and green outer leaves I discovered a number of earwigs (10-12) had decided to make the head of cabbage their home, living happily among the leaves where it is cooler and not needing to travel for food.
After removing the outer leaves I was left with ½+ pound. Not a great result. Will try again in the fall to see if a fall crop will do better.
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This is going to be another bountiful fig year. There are figs of different sizes and different stages of maturity on the tree which means I should have an extended harvest, nice.
There is a baby fig at the base of just about every leaf and, for the first time, I noticed baby figs appearing where there are no leaves, how cool is that!!!!!
The figs will make up for my lost strawberries.
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Harvests for the week but no photo: Garlic Scape, Golden Sweet Snow Peas, Peppermint Swiss Chard, Broccoli and Chinese Chives (aka Garlic chives) most were shared with friends.
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