Seven Seven

Soaking it up

Soaking it up

Baby in the Garden

Baby in the Garden

Temptation

Temptation

Little Sunflowers

Little Sunflowers

Garlic Harvest!

Garlic Harvest!

All of this garlic (probably about 200 heads!) was started with a small handful of seeds some of our friends gave us about four years ago.

Garlic Seeds

Garlic Seeds

Garlic Seed

Garlic Seed

This particular variety of garlic has beautiful purple skins on the cloves (I will share more garlic pictures soon!)

This particular variety of garlic has beautiful purple skins on the cloves (I will share more garlic pictures soon!)

For now, all of the garlic is hanging up in this small breezeway at our back door. Garlic needs to cure for about 30 days; the ideal place for curing garlic is shaded with good airflow.

Last year I tied it in bunches and hung it from twine, this year I just shoved it in between the spaces of this hanging planter; worked like a charm!

Last year I tied it in bunches and hung it from twine, this year I just shoved it in between the spaces of this hanging planter; worked like a charm!

While harvesting garlic, we also dug up some onions…

Jaune Paille des Vertus on the Left, Ailsa Craig on the Right

Jaune Paille des Vertus on the Left, Ailsa Craig on the Right

Cantare Green Beans: very tender and delicious!

Cantare Green Beans: very tender and delicious!

Jalepenos

Jalepenos

Red romaine, and Swiss chard in the background

Red romaine, and Swiss chard in the background

Baby demonstrates how to eat a Delikatesse cucumber.

Baby demonstrates how to eat a Delikatesse cucumber.

Hibiscus Buds

Hibiscus Buds

Many little Delice de la Table melons appearing!

Many little Delice de la Table melons appearing!

Dexie in the Garden

Dexie in the Garden

Blackberry Bloom

Blackberry Bloom

Upper ground sweet potato squash has pretty green and silver foliage.

Upper ground sweet potato squash has pretty green and silver foliage.

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

How big will it get?

How big will it get?

7.7 Last Year

13 thoughts on “Seven Seven

  1. narf77

    I bet The Spy and baby have been feasting on those green beans…I bet The Spy and baby HAVEN’T been feasting on those jalapeno’s ;). Are those “hibiscus” what we call Roselles? That is one happy dog photo. Gorgeous to see a dog so naturally happy :) Are you growing the pumpkin for Halloween? I don’t think you can eat them can you? Excellent post and most beautiful for we hibernating Southerners. Gives us hope that there might be a growing season tucked into our futures someplace ;)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Yes I think hibiscus=roselle. Dexie is happy! Stupid, but happy ;) The huge pumpkins are just for fun (yes, fall decorations) but we have a couple other varieties for eating.

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      1. narf77

        Do you ever eat pumpkins in a savoury way? Most Americans think that pumpkin is just for pie but its really delicious roasted in the oven like you roast potatoes, made into savoury soup, in risottos and all kinds of other ways. Just thinking about it is making me hungry for pumpkin and I have LOTS of them leftover from my own harvest. Might be time to crack one of them open tonight and roast it…or turn it into pumpkin pakoras…or make risotto…or…you get the picture ;)

      2. Spy Garden Post author

        Yes I roast it right along with other vegetables and also use it to make soup and curry. Pumpkin is my absolute favorite in every way…I think it is my spirit vegetable. HAHAha

      3. narf77

        Kudos Ms Spy, Most Americans that I deal with on a regular basis are most puritanical about only using canned pumpkin and only using it in pie “savoury pumpkin? NO WAY!” ;). I applaud your international most cosmopolitan approach :)

    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Baby has been great in the garden. We always have little yellow strawberries to pick, plus mint is a favorite; these keep her occupied and the destruction to a minimum (usually;)

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  2. puppiesinparadise

    Thanks for the tour of the garden. I have never let my onions or chives seed. This year is my first real harvest for garlic. I will see if any go to seed. I will save the seeds. Thanks for the picture and information. That is usefull.

    Your pumpkins and melons look great. That is very interesting to me because I have never grown any before. It looks like you and your family look like your having a great time in the garden.
    Honey

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  3. alderandash

    Looks wonderful! I’d never seen garlic seeds before – I’ve only ever grown them from ‘cloves’. I’ll have to try leaving a few to run to seed next year…

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