When I came back off holiday I saw the neighbours (who'd been looking after the place) then went round all the stock and then went into the garden.
Everything has been growing like crazy and I could see a hundred jobs to do.
One that needed doing straight away was harvesting the garlic. It's smaller and earlier than I'd like but it was badly affected by rust and I think it had stopped it growing. Looking at my crop it should have been harvested a week a go as some of the skin around it has started to go bad and soft.
I pulled it up and laid the three types into three apple different crates I made earlier in the year (I copied these ones here). I left the garlic out in the sun yesterday to dry off.
|Really pleased with these crates although I think I'll make some mesh bottomed ones for drying garlic and onions next year rather than the slats.|
Next year I'll plant it further apart so that the air can circulate around it more, one thing I really need to start doing is giving plants more space, there is no greater false economy than planting things too close together and getting smaller plants as a result.
Has anyone else harvested their garlic yet? Anyone else suffer with rust on their alliums and have a good organic cure for it?