We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Garlic Is In the Dirt

I finally got the garlic planted yesterday.  This is the first time for garlic in the garden and we shall see what happens.

The meyer lemon tree has 11 huge lemons that are yellow with still a touch of green. So they are not ready to be picked yet. I need ideas for what to do with the lemons.

For the most part, the garden is pretty well cleaned up so it will be easy to start planting in the spring. I still have lettuce, kale and beets in one of the raised beds.


  1. I planted my garlic 2 weeks ago and it already has roots and tiny green tips showing. I hope it will be mild winter so the roots will get very strong.

    And I'm very jealous of your lemons! I have couple of small trees in pots that are blooming but lemons drop off withing couple of weeks of forming. I use them all the time in jams and jellies - just made a batch of lemon and honey using both juice and zest.

    1. Jenny you have your own hives and make honey?

    2. No, we're not allowed to keep beehives here as the area too closely filled with houses, so I get my honey from farmer market.

  2. ... not sure my Balcony Farm could handle garlic but may try