Monday, June 21, 2010

Lactofermentation and Garlic Harvest

Lots going on right now but here's a teaser:
We went over to D's house (of 'Bramble' fame) and she had a jar of fermented pickles on the counter. We talked about it, she gave me the recipe and instructions....so now I also have fermented pickles on the counter!

Also, take a look at this mother:
Yup, garlic harvest has begun....at least 3 weeks early! So far, I've dug two varieties that are fairly early varieties anyway (chinese pink and shantung purple), and are very pleased with the size, etc.

6 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Wow. Methinks you know how to grow garlic! Impressive.

Jody M said...

The pic was blurry, but it is HUGE! One of the larger that I've dug so far, and I think there is larger still under that dirt in other varieties...

Me voici ∞ Here I am said...

I think a "Boo-yah" is appropriate at this point, and I am not one generally to do so. [applause]

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Nice!

Angie said...

:: jaw drops ::

That is GORGEOUS garlic! You've obviously kept your soil very fertile!

How do you get such big garlic so early? I plant hardneck garlic (usually Rosewood and Xian) in the fall, but mine isn't ready for harvest until at least July of the following year.

Jody M said...

Angie, mine aren't usually ready until July, either! This is a really early variety, Chinese Pink. It is a softneck variety, which is generally earlier than the hardnecks, too. I'll give you some this fall to plant.

EVERYTHING seems to be about 3 weeks early this year...