Container garlic ready for harvest.
Pulled all the container garlic. After removing much of the soil all the plants were bundled together and are hanging in the shed to cure.
Notice how much smaller the head of garlic on the left is compared with the others? All the above garlic were grown in the same container under the same circumstance, the difference is I harvest the scapes from all the garlic plants except the one on the left. A lot of its energy went into the scape resulting in a smaller head of garlic.
Click here (and scroll down) for a tutorial on growing garlic in container.
Click here to learn about garlic scape.
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Pulled up the container onions whose tops had turned brown. Shook off the excess soil and spread them out on an open screen to dry in the shed.
They are of pretty decent sizes. The 3 larger ones weigh about 4 ounces each.
The remaining onions in the container continues to bulk up.
Will pull when the tops turn brown.
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Harvest a large bunch of Red Amaranth
Was going to make soup with the Red Amaranth, but while cleaning realized they were very tender so just wilted the cleaned amaranth (leaves and stems) in garlic infused oil, S&P to taste, simple and delicious.
I had over-sown the Red Amaranth and thin as the container gets overcrowded. The above is actually the 2nd thinning from the window box below.
As you can see, Amaranth grows very well in window box.
Above photo, before thinning. Below photo, after thinning.
Fertilized, after thinning, with liquid fish emulsion fertilizer. In a week or 2 I should be harvesting another thinning.
I also sowed Tri-color Amaranth on the same day as the Red Amaranth but have nothing to show, not even seedlings. There is a rabbit (rabbits?) with very selective preferences, the boxes with the Red Amaranth and Tri-color Amaranth are side-by-side but it ate only the Tri-color.
The rabbit/s also devoured most of the seedlings I transplanted in the containers (Bok Choys, Beet, Kale, Semi-heading Mustard, Lettuces, Celery …..). Fortunately I have extra seedlings for replacements but will need to elevate the containers.
I think the 2 celery plants on the left will regrow as the rabbit/s missed the tiny center leaf of each plant.
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Some of the Sugar Snap Peas seedlings at the edge of the container were also eaten.
Since the missing seedlings are at the edge of the container I re-sowed in those spots and hopefully the seeds will germinate and grow well.
Adding insult to injury, one of the rabbits, after devouring my seedlings could not find its way out of the fenced in area and I had to release it.
I also have a deer parading along the garden fence daily, so far no damage. Trying to snap a photo but so far no luck.
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