My first garlic

Very exciting!  One respectable garlic bulb.  Most of my garlic failed because I planted it far too deep (I don’t know where I thought I heard that it was supposed to go a foot deep), and I planted most of it in the garden that was under water in the early spring.

However, the garlic planted outside of the floodplain did ok.  This fall, I’ll dedicate this year’s kale plot to all garlic.

Here’s my garden, flourishing away, with the scarlet runners just reaching the top of their trellis made of screen doors.  It’s gratifyingly green. Unfortunately, none of my pics were in focus, but my new terrace is now shown with three sections complete.

This year the opposite things are thriving from last year.  Like the beans.  Beans are thriving, and they utterly failed last year.  My watermelons have all expired this year, while the underground onions, squash, and kale are doing great, also in contrast to last year.  On the other hand, the beets and carrots are less than impressive, and neither zucchini nor cucumber are appearing at all.  Only the tomatoes, peas, and pole beans are business as usual.

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