Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Last Harvest of 2015

This is it - the last harvest of the 2015 vegetable garden.

3 tiny zucchini
a handful of Jimmy Nardello peppers
1 green pepper
and a handful of mild jalapeño peppers

The garlic was one I took out to break part to plant.  I didn't need it after all.  I planted 29 cloves of garlic and I think that will be enough.

I didn't purchase garlic from Fedco this fall because I had such a large harvest and you can see how big they are.

This is the typical clove size too.

I pulled out all the peppers and zucchini and with the exception of the bed of garlic planted this mix I got from Hudson Valley Seed Library.

I'll have to see if it lives up to the hype on the bag.

Joining Harvest Monday now hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.


Fun60 said...

I don't think I have evr seen garlic as big as that.

Dave @ OurHappyAcres said...

That is a whopper of a garlic! Oats and field peas make a good cover crop here, so I bet they will do well for you, though the oats usually die off in winter.

Margaret said...

Wow that is one huge head of garlic - and that clove is practically the size of a "normal" head. I'll be putting my garden to bed soon as well. Both it and I need a break, I think!

Margaret Adamson said...

I wonder how you ever grown Elephant garlic? It is the biggest onne around although our garlic looks very big also.

Tom said...

That's a might big garlic!

Stewart M said...

We planted out first vegetables for the spring this weekend - different seasons, same planet!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dawn Y. said...

What a healthy vegetable gardening season you have had this year! That is the biggest garlic ever, Marcia. Soon there will be more time for reading and card making! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Eight Gate Farm NH said...

That's a really impressive garlic! I've used both field peas and buckwheat as cover crops. The peas are harder to till under but they're well-behaved. Buckwheat is only for spring, covers well, but goes to seed very quickly, and if you don't catch it in time (I didn't), multiplies everywhere. Sorry to read it's your last 2015 harvest.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

I'm delighted with your blog and photos.
Greetings from Poland.

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