|Fresh from the oven - still bubbling - blackberry cobbler.|
We picked blackberries in a road right of way not too long ago and we decided that we'd bake a blackberry cobbler with some of them today. Which in turn led to a trip to the grocery for vanilla bean ice cream.
And the second photo is of Scott's tremendous garlic harvest. The garlic in the top basket is of garlic he grew from a bulb he bought at the grocery store and the bottom basket is some gourmet garlic that was here when we moved in and he has been getting a larger and larger crop each year.
The basket contraption is just something he created using chain we had in the garage err' shop and two inexpensive office trays.
Scott's input on growing garlic - get it in the ground in October - mulch well - forget about it until Spring - harvest the scaps as they form on top so the energy goes into bulb production and not flowers- when they start browning pull them up and put them somewhere dry to dry out leaving them whole; stems and all. Once they are good and dry then brush them clean - NO WATER - and cut the stem back and then store in a cool dry place until ready to use.Almost forgot; he HIGHLY recommends this book Complete-Book-Garlic-Gardeners-Growers
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