Harvest Time

Garden Bounty It’s a raw and rainy fall day here, in Upstate NY. I harvested the last from my french intensive garden. In another week, I’ll plant the garlic bulbs I dug up and dried back in July. The ones left anyway… My hardneck garlic has become legendary among family members for its flavor and sweetness, and they grab as much of it as they can.

Reflecting back on this gardening season, it was a mixed bag. A combination of too much rain and cold in the spring, and an experiment in using 7 year old seeds (I grow and use my own seeds), made for a disappointing and erratic yield. For instance, while […]

By |2016-10-24T09:57:02-04:00October 1st, 2006|My Garden / Recipes|3 Comments

My Garden Swans

My Garden Swans

I started my first garden when I was twelve; I went out to the back field and dug myself up a quarter acre. I’ve rarely missed a summer since. I do some of my best thinking digging in the dirt.

This picture is of two of my garlic plants nuzzling each other. Aren’t they beautiful!

By |2016-10-24T09:57:03-04:00August 24th, 2006|My Garden / Recipes|1 Comment
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