We picked 2 heads of garlic, different varieties, one which was planted in the fall and one which was planted in the spring. The large one was planted in the fall and it is a hard neck variety, whereas the small one was planted in spring and it is a soft neck variety. The picture really doesn't do it justice, as the large head is 9" in diameter. Looking forward to the garlic harvest.
We tamed the jungle in the back garden yesterday. We took the hand held rototiller in and tilled pathways through the vegetation in some areas. You don't realize how things are growing in the pathways until you can't get through with the pails of cut flowers. Feels much better to get that completed. Some varieties of tomatoes are starting to ripen, as well as the beans are going full strength. Lots of fresh vegetables available. The gophers are enjoying the ripe tomatoes as well. They always get the first ripe tomato, except they only eat half of it and leave the rest and then go on to a new tomato the next day.
Market day Saturday will be very colourful with lots of flowers and vegetables. We will have onions, beets, peppers, zucchini, beans and fresh herbs. The sunflowers will be plentiful along with zinnias, dahlias, amaranthus, bell's of ireland, gladiola's, cosmos, rudbeckia's, tansy and more. We always bring along an assortment of succulents, hypertufas, and other plant material.