I dug the rest of my garlic. It's not very large, but it wasn't looking too healthy. I think it would have rotted in the ground had I left it much longer, so I decided to dry it now. The two largest bulbs broke off in the ground, so I'll go ahead and roast them and use them in tonight's dinner. Roasted garlic mashed potatoes sounds good to me! I did get 19 ounces (including stems), plus the 4 ounce head and the 3 ounce head (trimmed weight) that I pulled earlier. Not a bad return on a quarter's worth of store bought garlic.
While I was in the garden, I noticed the basil was ready to pinch again. I harvested four ounces this time, from four plants. The basil in the west garden is still being consumed by something...slugs or bugs.
I pulled three Chiogga beets, the seeds were a gift from Cheryl. After the taste test, the jury is out on these. They tasted like....beets. There's just something wrong with eating a beet that isn't red. I think I still prefer the Red Ace Hybrid beets for their color, taste and growth.
I'm seeing peppers! I have no idea what variety, other than it's a bell. I had them well tagged with names when I planted them, then forgot what was planted where between garden and house, LOL! I'll just have to wait to see if they turn gold or red.
I broke down and used Sevin on my blue Wave petunia, and something is still eating the blossoms to pieces. Any ideas what to try next?
Whatever is eating the petunias, it's not bothering any of the rest of the flowers in the tipsy pot. I so wanted to see those petunias tumbling out of the top pot, in a big blaze of color :-(
Dinner was really good last night. We had beef stew with carrots, potatoes and onions from the garden. Frozen peas....mine just aren't quite ready to pick. French bread was really good for dunking in the gravy from the stew. I grilled the asparagus in my George Foreman type grill, and we didn't like it as well as oven roasted. It just kind of steamed rather than caramelizing like it does in the oven. No, we don't eat all of our meals outside on the patio table, it just has the best lighting for the photos ;-)