Friday, July 03, 2015

Fenton Friday: Split Tomatoes and Garlic Harvest

It was another very wet week at my community garden plot and I spent it mostly weeding and hacking back rampant growth.

The tomatoes are really starting to come in, but due to the deluge of rain, many are cracking and falling on the ground before they fully ripen. Not much I can do about that, only settle for the few that remain.

Because it has been so wet, I was worried that the garlic might be rotting in the ground. I pulled it all today and was pleasantly surprised that it is very nicely sized and they all seem firm and healthy. I am drying them in my sunroom on an old window screen I lay across two bars on my laundry rack. In a week or so, I can cut off the roots, foliage, and brush off any dried-on dirt and then use them immediately (have big plans for basil pesto) or store them for later. I have found though that the hardneck garlic do not store well for very long, best to use them up sooner rather than later.

How is your edible garden growing this week?

About Fenton Friday:
Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 4th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.)

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