Monday, July 23, 2012

The Herbal Husband's Harvest!

Think I Have Enough Garlic for Jelly!

Tomatoes from the 'Patio' Tomato Plant

The 'Patio' Tomato on the Patio!

The Favorite Bean in This House is Waxed
The Herbal Husband has been busy in the garden.  He dug the garlic last week before the rains came and thank goodness, he did.  The ones on the far left are volunteers that he planted seeds that took two years to grow!  If you leave garlic until it is entirely brown, it will most likely have split bulbs.  The paper husks over the cloves will start breaking apart.  I think a bit of green and brown is a good combination.  I try to make he dig a bit earlier, but stubborn sometimes wins out!  It was a great year because we were hot and dry for a good bit of the early summer.

The 'Patio' tomatoes on the patio have been a big hit and we know that some day down the road that this may be the go to tomato when we are done with a big vegetable garden.  Two of these plants would be more than enough for us.  The first harvest of tomatoes from the 'Patio' gave us a character!

The final photo is of our waxed bean plants emerging from the soil.  We are always running around like chickens with our heads cut off and again around this time.  The Herbal Husband has found that starting the bean seeds in a container and then transplanting them into the ground works best.  So it is supposed to rain, but the sun is brightly shining.  So much for the forecast.  Hope you are having a great day wherever you may be!  Talk to you later.


Barbara The Healthy Nut said...

Kudos to the Herbal Husband for doing the digging!!

lemonverbenalady said...

He does a lot around here, BHN! I get away with doing less! Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

I could have done with some of that garlic last night when I offered to make garlic bread, but realised the crucial ingredient was missing! The Patio tomato plant looks good, I might look for something similar next year. I had to look up waxed beans, because I hadn't heard of them. I discovered we call them butter beans, and I do like those.

lemonverbenalady said...

We need a tube or something across the pond to get you some garlic! The patio tomato a very easy way to have tomatoes. Glad you found a translation, Tracey! Thanks for stopping by. xxoo Nancy