With this early-everything Spring we have going on, it's no surprise that the early garlic is indeed early. Chinese Pink is below in its just-out-of-the-garden stage and then cleaned up.
A couple days ago, I dug one to see and thought it was near perfect. It's currently in use in the kitchen and will be joined by a cleaned up one. The rest are already downstairs resting on newspaper to finish drying.
There are two other very early varieties that I need to keep checking on, but I think they can wait a bit longer. Hope I'm not wrong, as I would love to duplicate my success.
In an ordinary year (whatever that really is), I would probably expect Chinese Pink to be ready in May. It seems to be moving along the same track as everything else, a good two-three weeks early.
This is my first attempt with all the new google-ness. I'm not sure what I think. These things are never intuitive to me.
While it may seem like I've forgotten all the other spring goodies, I really haven't. Life refuses to stand still (ha)...in fact, it seems to have hit warp speed and I'm still shuffling along, seemingly always in a catch up sort of phase. And, gosh there's so much to catch up on.
And what we really want to know is that nope, no daylily scapes yet. Although, I'm confident they'll be early, too. I do have two with scapes, but they are Florida imports, doing their Florida thing. Today, they're probably wondering where the heck they are with this cold front going through (no snow, though...thankfully).
Daylily season will be different here this year. We can credit Rudy. The backyard is now The Kingdom of Rudy. Everything there (and there's a lot) is at risk as he does his Rudy-thing (digging, sitting, eating, etc.).
(Rudy, after a particularly vigorous digging session...and no, he cannot come inside looking like that.)
After I picked myself up from the shock of it all (so many wonderful years of wonderful dogs who were...wonderful), I am adjusting to the new reality. What will be and all that. Life moves on.
To say it has been an adjustment is an understatement. If I were to be totally honest (what fun is that), I would admit that the garden was way too big (for me and for this lot). I guess I just thought I would have more say in things (grin). However, it is a race to save things and find spots for things and well, I move at a slower pace than I seem to recall...or something.
So...we'll see what shakes out. Rudy needs a backyard, a regular backyard. He won't get exactly that for a while, but with his efforts and mine, over time it will become the total Rudy Zone.
Stay tuned...what will survive...what will get moved...what has already disappeared...these questions and more...might get answered...maybe...(kidding, sort of)...