There were only 2 – 3 green leaves left on each of the container (foam ice chest) grown German Red garlic plants (all the others turned brown) indicating they are ready to harvest.
Very carefully dug up all 11 plants. They were all good sizes (photo below).
Tied all 11 untrimmed and uncleaned plants (as shown in above photo) together into one bunch. The whole bunch is hanging in the shed to dry and cure.
Once dried, cured and cleaned I will take a photo and put together a complete post on how to successfully grow garlic in a container. Stay tuned!
Yes, growing garlic in a container is doable. German Red garlic is a hard neck garlic, next year I am going to experiment with growing soft neck garlic in container as well to compare results.
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The ginger rhizome I planted on 2/15/16 finally sprouted early this month, took over 4 months.
I knew ginger is very slow growing but did not expect it to be so slow, honestly I thought the rhizome had rotted but decided to leave it alone and am glad I did.
Will not be harvesting any ginger this year, instead I am going to bring the plant indoor when the temperature starts to drop below 50°F and grow it as a houseplant, then next year I will harvest sections of the rhizome as needed and let the remaining rhizome continue to grow and fill the container? Well that’s the plan and what I hope will happen.
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Started my fall seedling – lettuces, bok choys, napas, kohlrabi, radicchio, daikons, carrots and peas.
Because it has been so HOT, the seeds all germinated and within 2 – 5 days, amazing.
Some of the seedlings will be transplanted into window boxes and some will be bumped up into 3-inch pots for transplanting into the garden as soon as the real estate becomes available and I am able.
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My Bloomerang Lilac bush is putting on a gorgeous second show. The fragrance is just intoxicating.
The lilac bush is getting too tall and wide, it is a lovely size and shape but it is blocking the shed’s door and window. Definitely need to do major pruning after it finishes blooming.
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Because of my hip problem and the heat, not much was accomplished in the garden since my June 27 post (was told no digging, no bending to weed, no lifting, no …..). I did harvest broccoli, Swiss chard, onion and beets as needed but neglected to take photos.
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