Monday, June 6, 2011

My Harvest for Monday :o(

 This is my harvest of Garlic that I planted in September of 2010 , I consider it a measly lot for all the effort that went into it's planting. :o(  Not that I'm not grateful, just extremely disappointed :o(  A few of them grew more than twice the size I put into the ground..I have to accept it was my first time and I got the "seeds" from a large garlic at the grocery store..
I didn't have any place special to hang it  ..
In some of these houses they have a "string" that you pull down the attic steps..so I figure that's as good a place as any..you can see it as soon as you walk into my Studio, Hey! that's were the works are thought of :o)..it's not in the way and I will be reminded it's there....I brushed most of the dirt off the bulbs now I guess I'm supposed to let them sit and dry. I have them on a sweater dryer I bought at Goodwill for $1 or $2 . Anyway  How long does it usually take 1-2- weeks?


I did get two nice sized beets of which I ate the leaves cooked with a pat of butter :o) and I'm cooking the beets for Cecil with a little vinegar and sugar..We are both getting the part of beet we like the best. :o)...I'm happy I was able to grow beets :o) maybe next time it will get better..

14 comments:

Mama-Bug said...

Every little bit is a blessing! Ginny do you have a garden center or feed store that sells plants where you could buy garlic sets? Sometimes the grocery store produce is a hybrid species that doesn't reproduce itself well. Don't give up though; I applaud your efforts!

ladydi said...

It seems early to be harvesting already. How convenient that you and Cecil can share the beets so companionably. I like the greens better, too, but the bulb sure is a pretty color when cooked with a little vinegar and sugar.

Robin said...

Your garlic doesn't look bad at all. This fall maybe you should plant some of the garlic that you harvested. That way is will get used to your soil. Or you could order some planting garlic.

I think that your beets look good. I hope that the two of you enjoyed them :)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mama-Bug, I hadn't thought about them being Hybrid,I sure was disappointed ...I expected orange sized (well, almost orange sized :o) and I feel like I got marbles :o(


Ladydi, Cecil likes the lean and I like the fat..just like the poem we clean up the chop :o)

Robin, it's nice for you to use those kind words (but it still stings :o( I think I'm going to order some Planting Garlic..it is interesting to see what would happen if I replanted it in the fall ..The beets were good...I got to eat all the leaves :o) and Cecil enjoyed the beet bottoms and wants to plant more :o)

Daisy said...

Ginny, it sounds to me like you and Cecil are a perfect match the way you can share those beets. :)

I'm sorry your garlic wasn't what you had hoped. Maybe next year it will be better. I hope you have a good week!

Jody said...

Ginny,
I have to say, at least you have put in the effort and have something. We completely missed the timing of garlic and wish we had something, anything, but we don't. Hopefully we'll have a garlic planting and harvest this fall.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Daisy, the beets were good and no leftovers :o) and I'm going to try the garlic again and hope for the best.

jody. thinking about it! I guess I sounded like a spoiled brat :o(..I wanted Garlic and I wanted them big! Ought to be glad I got returns :o) Guess mother nature fixed me good. Lets both do better this fall :o)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

oh I will have some of those beets! I just love them - great work!
:-)

Kathleen From Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Everything looks wonderful and yes, the more you grow it, the better it gets! blessings,Kathleen

cici said...

I also applaud you for all you good work in the garden. I hope when I retire I can have a garden. I think I have learned a lot by reading your blog. Keep up the good work. I have been behind lately, and am finally caught up on reading your blog. I do want to wish you a Happy Anniversary!!!!!!I love hearing all about you and Cecil♥

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

I just love home raised garlic! Such a good thing to have to cook with! I grew beets last year and they turned out so wonderful. I gave them all away at the diner I cooked at because none of my family would eat them. They are very picky. blessings,Kathleen

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Ohiofarmgirl, those two beets were good and we are looking forward to raising more.:o) They would be better with some chicken :o)

Kathleen, I know your probably right , it just takes time for me to get it right :o)

Cici, thanks for all the compliments, farming isn't easy!
(Notice I said farming :o) < sometimes that's what it feels like, you have to get something's done even when your bone tired.Maybe that's why I wasn't blessed with real chickens :o( just have to be content with the little miniatures (birds) ;o)

Mr. H. said...

What I wouldn't give for a beet fresh out of the garden...still have some in storage but it's just not the same. Enjoy those beets.:)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mr H. the beets were good and I'm looking at a couple more in the garden that need to get just a little bigger.