The summer that wasn’t. Connecticut 2009.
It used to get hot here. It used to be sunny. I’ll tell my children about it probably. Because all that they’ve known this summer is rain. Constant rain. Cloudy. Rain. No hotter than 75.
It’s screwed up my outlook on life and it’s screwed up my garden. The peppers are pepitas… little peppers. The garlic? It’s just.. confused. Late. But finally perhaps we are returning to normal.
Since I’m using a hardneck variety, I had scape. Scape is the false flower of garlic and it should be clipped off to allow the garlic cloves to develop. Since I planted my garlic in the fall, I would normally have been pulling it up around July 4th. But since it’s the end times, I’m late. You want to look for the bottom leaves turning yellow/brown. Once about 3/4 of the leaves are done, the garlic is usually ready. I like to poke around and see how the cloves are doing as this video mostly doesn’t show!