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« on: May 17, 2012 07:03:43 AM »

Here's this morning's harvest; asparagus, carrots and garlic scapes.  Scapes are the flower stalks of garlic plants and they're delicious grilled with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.  Smiley 

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012 07:30:20 AM »

I'm getting hungry looking at your harvest Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012 07:56:41 AM »

So beautiful! It looks so yummy!
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012 08:18:09 AM »

Yummmmm... I was wondering what scapes were.  do they taste like garlic?
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012 08:24:33 AM »

Beautiful bounty! Now I want to try some scapes!
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012 08:35:58 AM »

Yummmmm... I was wondering what scapes were.  do they taste like garlic?

They do!  They're tender and are fabulous in stir fry.  Tis the season for them, at least where I live.  They should be available at your local farmer's market. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012 10:11:35 AM »

When did you plant your carrots? Mine obviously need to take lessons from yours....
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012 10:15:47 AM »

When did you plant your carrots? Mine obviously need to take lessons from yours....

We planted them last November in a bed inside our greenhouse, along with lettuce, spinach, beets, potatoes and shelling peas.  The carrots we planted out a few weeks ago are around 3 inches tall right now, probably more in line with yours.   Smiley   
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012 10:59:45 AM »

Love fresh veggies! Never tried garlic scapes, but now I want to. They sound right up my alley.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012 11:48:36 AM »

MissingWillow, I have a question: My garlics don't have scapes yet... is it after the scapes come in that the bulbs are ready to harvest? I've never planted garlic before....
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2012 12:23:56 PM »

Hi puamelia, I believe it's only the hardneck varieties that produce scapes.  Do you recall if you planted hard or soft neck?  The scapes come in before the bulbs mature.  We know it's time to harvest our garlic when most of the green stalk has turned to yellow and the plant starts to lean. 
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2012 05:37:56 PM »

Beautiful!  We're already getting eggplants and summer squash, it gets hot here so fast....
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2012 06:01:56 PM »

I am salivating... seriously - they are making me drool!
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2012 06:37:52 PM »

Hi puamelia, I believe it's only the hardneck varieties that produce scapes.  Do you recall if you planted hard or soft neck?  The scapes come in before the bulbs mature.  We know it's time to harvest our garlic when most of the green stalk has turned to yellow and the plant starts to lean. 
Thank you! I have no idea what we planted. label said "garlic", nothing more about hard or soft. I guess if the stalks turn yellow without scapes I'll know it is soft neck and I'll be a bit sad lol!
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2012 11:01:08 PM »

Mmmm! I think it all looks delicious. Garden carrots always taste better than store carrots. Yay for onion flowers!
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012 02:32:08 PM »

Hi puamelia, I believe it's only the hardneck varieties that produce scapes.  Do you recall if you planted hard or soft neck?  The scapes come in before the bulbs mature.  We know it's time to harvest our garlic when most of the green stalk has turned to yellow and the plant starts to lean. 
Thank you! I have no idea what we planted. label said "garlic", nothing more about hard or soft. I guess if the stalks turn yellow without scapes I'll know it is soft neck and I'll be a bit sad lol!

We both save our own for seed and also order a bit from Seed Savers Exchange.  They will be accepting orders again the first of August for next year's crop.  In our gardening zone (7a), we plant in October and harvest in June.  Smiley  When did you plant yours? 
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012 04:11:55 PM »

That looks amazing!  I've just planted my first garden, we did carrots too, but I think they died while I transplanted them outside Sad
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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2012 04:49:27 PM »

Bummer!  Carrots are one of those things that don't transplant well.  Go ahead and try again if you have any seeds left.  Just plant them in the ground and keep them watered well.  Good luck!
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2012 09:30:59 AM »

Hi puamelia, I believe it's only the hardneck varieties that produce scapes.  Do you recall if you planted hard or soft neck?  The scapes come in before the bulbs mature.  We know it's time to harvest our garlic when most of the green stalk has turned to yellow and the plant starts to lean. 
Thank you! I have no idea what we planted. label said "garlic", nothing more about hard or soft. I guess if the stalks turn yellow without scapes I'll know it is soft neck and I'll be a bit sad lol!

We both save our own for seed and also order a bit from Seed Savers Exchange.  They will be accepting orders again the first of August for next year's crop.  In our gardening zone (7a), we plant in October and harvest in June.  Smiley  When did you plant yours? 

I will mark my calendar for august. We recently moved, and weather doesn't vary much where I am in Hawaii, so I didn't see the harm in starting late - I planted in Feb. and the stalks are about 8-10" at the moment. 
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2012 10:48:26 AM »

Beautiful! Nom!
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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2012 04:28:27 PM »

I'm crying and laughing at the same time here... Cheesy Cheesy  Crying cuz I'm really jealous of your fresh grown goodies already!  Laughing cuz my neighbour and I just planted our stuff today...we had over 6" of snow last week and then it warmed up a little bit and melted...still frosty nights though but we were feeling brave today and TIRED of winter.  Your produce looks lovely  Grin  Most people here have greenhouses with woodstoves or oil burners so they can start growing in them while it's still winter in March/April.
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2012 02:48:44 AM »

Six feet of snow last week!?  Good luck with what you planted out, fingers crossed your frosty weather is over! 
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6 feet in one week would be a lot even for us Alaskans!  6 inches is what Midnight sun said.  Even so, any snow in May is never welcome!  Midnight sun are you on the Kenai peninsula?  I some friends in Homer were talking about the snow they got last week. 

No snow here in Anchorage but I tried to transplant some rhubarb this weekend.  When I went to dig it up the ground had only thawed the top couple of inches...below that was still frozen solid with lots of ice chunks. Good thing my raised beds are on the 'warm' and sunny side of the yard so they've managed to thaw out.

I'm always jealous of you southern gardeners this time of year when you're harvesting your winter/spring crops and us northern gardeners are still waiting to see that 1st green shoot!

 
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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2012 04:10:49 AM »

LOL!  That's what I get for checking Craftster so early in the morning!  ChrisSews, what kind of crops do you Alaskans start your season with?
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2012 08:23:24 AM »

6 feet in one week would be a lot even for us Alaskans!  6 inches is what Midnight sun said.  Even so, any snow in May is never welcome!  Midnight sun are you on the Kenai peninsula?  I some friends in Homer were talking about the snow they got last week.   

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked If it had been 6' I would have gone off planet  Cheesy Cheesy  Thanks for clarifying it was inches  Grin  I'm not in Alaska, I'm in the Yukon Territory, next door and inland!  My rhubarb popped out just before it snowed and I swear that it was shivering after the snow melted  Cheesy Cheesy
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked If it had been 6' I would have gone off planet  Cheesy Cheesy  Thanks for clarifying it was inches  Grin  I'm not in Alaska, I'm in the Yukon Territory, next door and inland!  My rhubarb popped out just before it snowed and I swear that it was shivering after the snow melted  Cheesy Cheesy
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LOL!  That's what I get for checking Craftster so early in the morning!  ChrisSews, what kind of crops do you Alaskans start your season with?

I generally try to get the peas (snap peas and regular) out early.  Lots of folks grow radishes early but I don't care for them.  Early on it's mostly greens for me.  I start with the more cold hardy kale and spinach.  A variety of lettuces.  That's pretty much what I can expect to harvest early (early being sometime in June).  Then there are beets, mini egg turnips, and carrots which if I got them out early enough I might be able to start harvesting in July.  All the cabbage and broccoli go out early as they can handle the still cold and frosty May nights with just a bit of cover but won't harvest until the fall. 
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