“Gardening is the easiest way to devote months of your life to saving $2” Yeah, maybe if you suck at it 😉
So for anyone who didn’t see it on my story, my #garlic harvest! Started sorting them all out by variety and size. Saving all the very biggest for planting in a few months. Pretty soon I’ll be making a post about everything I learned about growing garlic in my first season.
Finally starting to see some color up in here
Good morning, world
These sunflowers are going OFF. Hoping they’ll get another foot or two taller
I’m just tryna make a living out of nothing but some dreams
This Orange Ripple pepper developed by a friend of mine looks like an absolute menace. Can’t wait for it to ripen up soon
Garlic Bulbils! What the hell are they and what do you do with them? Bulbils (BUL-bills) are what happens when you leave the scape on the garlic plant. The scape matures and these grow inside, sometimes with small flowers too. Bulbils aren’t seeds, they’re actually genetically identical to the plant they come from. You can plant them just like garlic cloves, but they take longer to mature into a full head. Why grow them? Most garlics will grow far more bulbils than cloves, so it’s a way to expand your seed stock faster if you have an extra year. The bulbils are also free of any soil-borne pests or diseases like nematodes or mold. I’ll be posting more about em soon as I plant them and grow them out. Tag someone in the comments who’d want to learn about these!
A question I’m seeing a lot: Is my garlic ready? It’s tough to tell what the bulb looks like when it’s buried deep in the ground. The best indicator for when your garlic is ready is the leaves. After you cut off the scape (hard neck garlics only,) the garlic plant says “shit, that was my only flower.” Sorry garlic, better luck next year. So it then puts all its energy into the bulb to go dormant and try its luck reproducing again next year. And you thought your sex life was bad. If left alone, all the leaves will die as it stores energy in the bulb, and the bulb grows. Soon, all of the cloves will start to separate and sprout into their own plants. Where we want to harvest the garlic is right in the middle of this process. This way, we get the maximum bulb size, but the cloves haven’t started to separate and shorten their storage life. Once they separate they want to start growing again.
It all starts with a VISION. Swipe to see what my plan for this area looked like in March of this year. Here it is, in all its glory 😂
I’m gonna just pretend I’m excited about this heat. Starting to pull up my earliest garlic!