Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall is here, but the last remnants of summer are hanging on. Flowers still bloom at the Greenways trails, but not for long because there is a definite bite in the air this week. I love this season! Night temperatures are becoming quite cool, 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit. I look forward to the falling leaves and I'm ready to fill the porch with pumpkins.

Last week I ordered garlic from Johnny's Selected Seeds. I ordered my usual hardneck variety, German Extra Hardy OG, but this year I decided to try a new variety, as well. Ajo Rojo is a softneck garlic originally from Spain and brought to the new world by the conquistadors. The outer skin is white, but the cloves are a beautiful red.
I should receive the garlic around mid-October and will probably plant the cloves around Halloween, or whenever my school schedule allows. I'm already excited about next summers harvest!