|Rabun County Garlic|
I have, though, been out between downpours with my camera, to celebrate the good things that are going on out there.
To start - the garlic is looking very good. The stems are thickening nicely, which bodes well for the likelihood of my harvesting large cloves. Usually, plants that are more slender when the bulbs start to form make smaller cloves.
Since I am lazy and would rather peel a few big cloves of garlic rather than a whole lot of little cloves, this development is making me pretty happy.
Thicker stems on onions translates the same way - into bigger bulbs - but my onions aren't coming along quite so well as the garlic. These things happen.
The lettuces are making nice, big bunches of leaves, and I expect to be having a lot more "yard salad" soon.
|Peony, bowed down in the rain.|
However, I am expecting to see spectacular flowers on the peonies this year. When they bloom in hot weather, the petals open unevenly - the centers expanding more rapidly than the outer layers - and the flowers never make it to the lush, full bloom that they achieve in cooler springs.
This is definitely a cooler spring, so I have high hopes for some beautiful flowers.
In spite of the cool weather, in which we are still having nights with temperatures in the 40s (degrees F), the peppers seem to be doing well enough. Most of my thirteen little pepper plants have flower buds on them. When we Finally get some warmer weather, these should all do very well.
|A Napoleon sweet bell pepper.|
|Potatoes sending up flower buds.|
|An ever-bearing type of strawberry, unknown variety.|
|Raven zucchini, off to a good start.|
|Comfrey in bloom.|