Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Journal: 6/12/12

At the community garden:
  • added coffee grounds to the pac choi bed
  • harrowed and leveled the pac choi bed
  • transplanted nursery sweet peppers
  • transplanted cucumbers, watermelon
  • planted carrots, basil, parsley, and butternut squash in the ground
  • hoed the path between the garlic beds
  • weeded here and there
  • picked lots of peas and garlic scapes
At home:
  • watered back flower bed from the rain barrel
  • tied up tomato plant
  • weeded the front flower bed
  • planted rosemary in the front flower bed


  1. I gotta ask- What are garlic scapes?

  2. I keep meaning to post about the scapes, but I somehow managed to pick 50 and photograph 0. Basically it is a flower stalk produced by hardneck garlics. Conventional wisdom says you should cut them off so that the plant can put more of its energy into growing the bulb rather than into producing the tiny little bulblets up in the scape. I don't know if it makes much difference, but I keep doing it because they are soooo tasty.