Monday, June 14, 2010

First garlic

I'm having computer issues, so no picture, but we harvested the first few garlic heads a few days ago.

They were the new variety, which I'd begun to think wasn't actually going to be any earlier than the regular variety (even though we chose it specifically to be early). But it really is earlier than our regular variety.

I hadn't meant to harvest them -- the scapes are still growing, suggesting that the heads are still forming -- but inadvertently pulled one while weeding, and was surprised to find it fully formed. I pulled another one on purpose, to make sure the first one wasn't a fluke.

I'm still not sure I'd bother to plant this variety again. It's earlier by a few weeks, but it's also smaller and doesn't seem as winter-hardy or generally prolific.