Garlic Time

We haven’t posted in a while. We’ve been really busy trying to deal with this crazy weather. We also picked up another market on Wednesdays, here in our home town of Gilmanton. Just planted in the garlic some spinach and our last seeding of green beans. Beans have been a struggle this year for us with this crazy weather; everything else has been ok. Seeded in flats some kale for the winter greenhouse and the last batch lettuce heads. Hard to believe August 1 is Wednesday. Despite the crazy weather, the summer has flown by.

We started harvesting garlic yesterday. So far about five of the stalks I tried to pull broke off. I had to dig in the ground and find the bulb, the picture shows the ones that I had to search for in the ground after the stalk broke off. For size comparison, there is a quarter next to them. Look at the root system.P1030707I think these are the biggest ones yet!

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Clean up Day

Today we weeded out all of the raspberry plants and bush hogged around the raspberry garden. Next we removed all the straw from the garlic and placed it around the raspberry plants. We also removed all of the garlic scapes. It won’t be long now, less than 30 days and we will have garlic. We also mowed in between the blueberry plants and low and behold, some blueberries were ready. Everything is looking neat and tidy now around the farm.

Raspberry field

Raspberry field


Garlic waiting to be harvested at the end of the month

Garlic waiting to be harvested at the end of the month


Blueberries and Black Raspberries.

Blueberries and Black Raspberries.