I’ve mentioned that I consider myself a sort of Robert Smithson of gardening. He is most well-known for this:
So it was time I add some sort of spiral to Spy Garden. So I planted a big spiral of garlic here:
Garlic grows like this:
So it will be an extra whirly-twirly spiral!
In the areas where the garlic is not planted I will grow early spring greens (spinach/etc.) and maybe some brassicas, dill and marigold. I’m hoping the combination of dill, marigolds and garlic will fend off the squash bugs and the brassica pests.
After we harvest the garlic in the spring this large patch will be used to grow pumpkins next year. This is one of the varieties I want to grow:
“Triamble” also called “Shamrock”
(C. maxima) A very rare and unique variety that was imported from Australia in 1932, from seed secured from Arthur Yates and Co. of Sydney. This light sea-green squash is lobed like a three leaf clover, making it highly unusual in appearance. They weigh about 10 lbs each and have sweet orange, fine-grained flesh. A fine variety for eating and decorating! (picture and description from Baker Creek)
The first frost is nearing so I pulled up all the tomato plants.