|On the left, your basic soft-neck garlic. On the right, the hard-neck types. In the center, person who seeks solace in the garden.|
Banks continue to fail, including Home Valley Bank in Grants Pass last week. Home Valley Bank! Our rental-from-hell continues to suck big wads of money from our retirement. I don't understand the "economy" and usually think our family is "safe," but the sucking sounds are getting louder and closer. What to do? Get to the garden. Harvest the garlic.
|PK hung some on the pegboard near the solarium to dry.|
|The rest is curing in the garage.|
We had a great crop this year, planted in October 2009 and harvested just a few days ago. Most years we pull the garlic in June, but this year we were still having winter in June, so the garlic got a reprieve. This is our largest crop ever. I wonder if garlic could repel the bad economic forces down at the local bank the way it scares vampires away? It's something to think about out there amidst the finches and swallows and bluebirds and butterflies and bees and flowers and earthy aromas and ripening tomatoes and eggplants and beans. I'm going out there right now.