Friday, November 29, 2013

The Chesnook Red is Up

Yesterday I decided that I needed to water the garlic row. We have been in a dry spell since the 20th of November. The nights have been well below freezing and the days sunny and dry. I was concerned that after eight consecutive days without rain, the raised bed might be bone dry. After I lifted off the remay fabric tunnel I discovered that the bed was pretty dry. I slowly poured two full watering cans onto the row until it was fully saturated. Then I bent down to take a closer look and was pleased to find that 10 "Chesnook Red" cloves have sprouted. I planted 15, so 2/3 are now up. On the flip side, none of the 12 "Russian Red" plants are up yet. Hopefully they are just slow this year.

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