Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What's that in my garden?

Look at what's that growing in our garden.  It is the little shoots of garlic coming up!  We were a few weeks late in getting the garlic planted, it was November instead of mid October.  There wasn't enough garlic left over to plant from last years garlic crop.  This is the first year that we have ever ordered garlic.  We ordered from Enon Valley Garlic.  They advertise that they sell "Gourmet Garlic for Gardeners and Chefs" and we bought several varieties of garlic.  We'll let you know what we think of the varieties we purchased.

The weather for January hasn't really been cold (yet)!   I know Winter just started.  I'm starting to look forward to Spring.  I ordered our sweet onion starts for Dixondale Farms.  I always order our sweet onion bunches from them early so I can be sure to get what we want.  We've had good luck with the Ailsa Craig variety.  Brought to the U.S. from the British Isles, this heirloom onion is by far the largest onion you can grow in a short growing season.  They are similar to Kelsae Sweet Giant and have the potential to produce up to an 8"+ onion.  They have stored longer than 1 month and we still have a few stored in the barn to cook and eat.


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