Monday, June 7, 2010

My First Garlic Crop!!!

You guys probably think this is silly....but I am so excited, I just harvested my first garlic crop this morning! It isn't much, I think I only planted 10 cloves last fall because I was skeptical about whether or not I could grow it, so it's a very small crop, but I am very pleased (and suprised, LOL!) I am gonna plant about 3 or 4 times as much this fall. The bulbs are not huge, but they look and smell very healthy! I braided them the best I could ( I know, not the greatest job), and hung them up on the shed door in the shade to cure for a couple days before I bring them into the cool house to store them.

These were just from the regular garlic you buy at the store, but I think I will order this fall's planting from a grower..... from what I've read online, I will get bigger, better bulbs that way. Do any of you guys grow your own garlic, and if so, do you have any tips? We absolutely love it, I cook with it several times a week, so I can't wait to try it out!

All the critters are doing fine, I gave all 3 dogs a bath this morning....what a job! I ended up completely soaked, but I had been putting it off for a week! I had to get it done so I could put their Frontline on! The horses and mules are all fat and happy, loving the green grass and fresh cut hay! I got Sonny and Mr T up this morning, fed them breakfast and sprayed them down with fly spray. When I turned them out, they didn't want to hang around, they headed straight for the pasture to pick and get a drink, but I did manage to snap a picture of Mr T as he was walking off, LOL.....

That's all for now, maybe I can get around to posting about something interesting in a few days, have a great day everyone!


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