The Impatient Gardener

I have half a trough of garlic growing, and I have been impatient to see what it was doing beneath the soil. I have seen varying advice on when to harvest it – some books say wait until the leaves above ground are all brown, other resources say “plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest”.

As the longest day is tomorrow, I decided to pull one up. I think it looks quite impressive.

I’m going to leave the rest in the earth until the leaves do all go brown, as I think our rainy summer may have made a bit of a difference.

I’ve been promising more photographs of the garden, so below the cut are some up-to-date ones.

Left: The remains of the broccoli, awaiting new side-shoots, and sugarsnap peas; Centre: Broad Beans, which are dying off now, but still have a number of pods to pick; Right: Garlic and Salad Leaves.


Broad Beans


Garlic


New Garden Furniture


BBQ Area

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