|A harvest earlier this week created ...||a whole meal salad.|
|I harvested all the lettuce yesterday, because some of the plants were beginning to bolt, |
which makes them bitter. Time to take them all in and hope that we eat it all before it spoils.
|Sweet onion harvest|
Sweet Onions!Yesterday was the day. The soil was dry and more than half of the onion leaves had fallen over. In addition some of the onion were blooming, a bad thing for the maximum bulb size, because the producing the flower uses much of that stored energy in the bulb.
We'll hang the most of the onions on a line in the garage, the ones that were blooming and the smaller ones with no good leaves left, we'll move to the refrigerator to use first. It'll be months now before I have to purchase onions.
Next, I'll harvest the garlic.
|Yesterday's onion harvest. Half of them had been growing in that empty wide row between the parsley |
and the second broccoli crop and some carrots. For more information on wide row gardening see my post "Wide Row Gardening and Trench Composting."
|Hidden ginger lilies are blooming this year.|
The rest of the landscapeWhile I write a lot about the edible gardening, the rest of the landscape is looking wonderful with the flush of growth due to the recent rains and warm weather.
The previous owners left us with some canna lilies that have multiplied like crazy and have started blooming. They also had planted some hidden ginger lilies, which took me a while to finger out what the heck they were since they only bloom every other year. See my piece "Hidden Ginger Lilies and other Intriguing Monocots."
I'm off to the Florida Native Plant Society Conference today, which is in Jacksonville this year. If you're free tomorrow, Saturday or Sunday, come on over. Here is all the information you need for registering onsite: It's NOT too late! The FNPS conference is this week.
Hope to see you there!