Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pretty Onions and BIG Garlic

Harvested the garlic the other day.  Check it out!

I am so proud of it.  I did the bed like I did all the others this year (well, Michael did for me) - no-till, with just molasses, earthworm castings, and compost.  I planted about a hundred and fifty Inchellium Red (above on the left, and first below) and about a hundred Conventional (above on right, and second below) cloves in there, with some shallots in between.   

I mulched it well right after planting, then fertilized with 8-2-4 and Flower Power (4-6-4) both at regular strength.  

And waited.
♪"The way-ay-ting is the hardest part."♪♫

A couple months later, I fertilized again.  
And look what I got!

I think next year I'm going to fertilize even more.  I got great garlic, but some of it was still small.  And I definitely need to fertilize the onions more.  I didn't push them enough I don't think.  But I still got a lot.  Ain't they pretty?  I just want them to be whoppers like the garlic.  

Next year...

L-R: Texas Early White, Yellow Granex, Southern Belle Red, White Bermuda, 1015 Yellow, & Texas Legend (not so legendary unfortunately).

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