hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Garlic Crop

I dug my excellent, though small, garlic crop yesterday and it was very well done.

I just plant about a dozen cloves in the fall and then harvest them in the spring.  If there's something you are supposed to do other than that, I don't know about it, but that usually brings them through.  This year, the deer ate the tops early in the spring and, though they generated some new tops, the greenery was pretty sparse so I thought it might not work out well.  But it did just fine.  Some bulb are bigger than others, but most of them are of a good size and they are drying out on the back porch; or they are drying as much as they can given the level of our cool humidity these days.

Tonight is the meeting to learn about whether and why we ought to be thinking about making our library a bigger place.  8 p.m.  Try to come and learn.

1 comment:

heidi baxter said...

I wish Point Roberts could be known for banning pesticides so we can support our wonderful diversity of birds and wild life. We could be known to value weeds and diversity in our lawns which rabbits love and coyotes also love plump weed filled pesticide free bunnies. It would not be hard just convince Nelsons to do the right thing and not sell poisons and help educate safe alternatives and create a lobby group that banns pesticides from crossing the border.
I don't think many would go to the extent of getting their round up by boat. We can make it unpopular to have pristine lawns. Dandelions are good salads for goats and people. There are many good bugs to consider and the microscopic world is important for us to consider and protect. The golf course could be encourage to choose natural choices that are good for the worms that birds love. Real Pristine environment is one that encourages complex diversity.