I have been in the garden...for days. Quite literally, the weeds have taken over my garden. Im not even going to show you just how many zombie weeds are in there. Just know, its not good. Not good at all. I pull one and return the next day to see 3 in its place.
Aside from that tho...Im happy to say that the apricots have been going strong for the past couple weeks.
The green beans are super yummy.
The garlic was planted by the previous owners, so I dont have any idea what kind I have, but I do know that this particular one came from a group of hard neck garlic.
Hence, the scape you see. I left the scapes on this season. Not for any real reason other than I just didnt cut them off.
Imagine my surprise when right next to the little hard neck garlic I found...I unearthed this puppy.
Look at the size of this guy.
Now look at the little guy.
The size of that big guy just amazed me. And he wasnt the only one in there. I think I came away with about 10 of those big guys. The main difference between the 2 heads of garlic (besides the size) was that the smaller guy scaped and the bigger guy did not. So, is the bigger guy a soft neck? Did the absence of a scape make the garlic larger? I just have no idea.
A little further away in the garden, I was checking on my lovely tomatoes. All of which came from my friend, danni. She started them from seed and then took care of them for me as I was making my big move across the country.
This particular tomato is called Itty Bitty.
And itty bitty it is.
The tomato anyway.
The actual plant on the other hand is a huge sprawling thing.
Can you see how different it is growing compared to my more upright tomatoes?
This gardening season has been full of surprises for me. And even tho the weeds are making me crazy...I am in love with all the fresh produce that I am harvesting every day. It makes me very, very happy to be able to walk to my garden and bring in such plentiful bounties.
The Weekend Dish: 7/21/2018
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