Lest you think I've somehow given up on vegetables, and totally gone over to the ornamental side, rest assured.
Here are some pictures of my edible stuff
|More Peas Sprouting|
This year - the peas are up for Easter weekend.
|Lettuce and Radishes|
And I seeded some lettuces and radishes the same weekend, seen here coming up in a hastily created raised bed.
Perennial plants Rhubarb (top of the page), Horseradish, and Asparagus. All of these were planted 6 years ago and will provide bounty practically forever. I need to divide the Rhubarb and Horseradish.
|Self Sowed Cilantro|
And here is some self-sowed cilantro.
Last fall's planting of onions and garlic is doing well.
|2nd Year Garlic Clump (Unharvested from 2011)|
Given where it's growing, I must have missed harvesting this garlic clump last year. I googled around trying to learn what to do about it.
This Mother Earth News article offers one possibility - Garlic Greens:
To grow garlic greens for cooking, plant whole bulbs 12 inches apart in the fall. In spring, when the greens are 10 inches tall, grab them with one hand, and use your other hand to lop them off with a knife. You should get two more cuttings before the plants give out.
Another article suggested digging and dividing them for a regular, but later, garlic harvest. Me - I'm gonna leave them alone and see what happens. I'm not sure if the clump is a soft neck or hard neck variety, or if it matters. From what I've read, there will be multiple, smaller heads, with smaller cloves. We'll see.
Garlic is not biennial, like regular (not the perennial, multiplier) onions. Regular onions will flower and produce seeds the second year if you missed harvesting them and left them in the ground.