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[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/broccoli4.jpg[/img]

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This is Elephant Garlic

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wow that looks seriously awesome. just wish i had more space to copy you. btw, how many heads of broccoli do you get per plant?

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WOW, nice. Enjoy.
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mcubb wrote:wow that looks seriously awesome. just wish i had more space to copy you. btw, how many heads of broccoli do you get per plant?
Yes. James has a very large garden and I too envy him for the space he has and how much he gets it to produce.

As for your question on broccoli, you get one main head per plant, the largest. Then you should get many side shoots coming in that get smaller as the season progresses. My broccoli plants last year produced the main head and about 20 or so side shoots before I pulled them.

You can also eat the leaves and more tender stems of the broccoli plants if you choose to.

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What a haul James, I'm impressed. Oh wait no I'm not, that is normal for you, the great haul that is! :wink:

Nice variety of goodies you have there. What kind of onions are those?

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I'll take two dozen ears of corn please....that looks GOOD. As always a great job Jal and beautiful pictures. Today I hope to past some pictures of my onion that started with the bulbs you sent me. We have enjoyed them and they seem to be ok with the drop in altitude and rise in humidity.
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The onions are Yellow Spanish Utah onions. I have some Big Daddy onions that are still growing. It is going to be interesting to see how large they will get. I am hoping for some 3 pounders.

Broccoli gives one main head, then some side shoots. The variety that I have that is giving me the bucketfuls is Packman. It was spring planted from seed and has been yielding all summer. What a great variety. I had another variety and it gave a first head then quit. We had a little cooler season this year, and I think it helped the broccoli.
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It all looks wonderful, James !
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congratulations on your very nice harvest.

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One day, if I ever get out of this duplex and have a yard that can handle it I will have a garden like yours!!! Ok, maybe not that big, but bigger than I have now!!!
Your harvest looks lovely, and I am sure it all tastes just as good if not better than it looks!!
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A note on the Elephant garlic: I wanted to do a trial to see if clipping the flower off made any difference in the size of the bulb. In my picture, the 7 bulbs on the right are those that I did not clip the flower. The 7 on the left are those that I did clip the flower when it first started to show. You decide.
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Wow. The photo of the corn is making me hungry. Here's a question: How big a strawberry bed did you need to get all of those strawberries? What kind are they? What year?
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jal_ut wrote:A note on the Elephant garlic: I wanted to do a trial to see if clipping the flower off made any difference in the size of the bulb. In my picture, the 7 bulbs on the right are those that I did not clip the flower. The 7 on the left are those that I did clip the flower when it first started to show. You decide.
James, You say left and right. It looks to me to be top and bottom. The bottom row looks slightly larger. Any concern on the loose wrappers? Is this common with elephant garlic?

Everything looks excellent James.

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Beautiful and bountiful! :)

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Wow thats amazing O_O wish there were more of these threads ;)

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James, You say left and right. It looks to me to be top and bottom. The bottom row looks slightly larger. Any concern on the loose wrappers? Is this common with elephant garlic?
No, there is a space down through the middle leaving left and right group. My wife pointed out that perhaps the individual cloves were larger in the group that had the blossoms picked off. I did not weigh these, but just looking at them I could not see much difference is size or bulk.

The loose wrappers are because I left it in the ground too long. Not a worry with the elephant garlic. The individual cloves are wrapped tightly and will keep all winter just fine.
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Wow. The photo of the corn is making me hungry. Here's a question: How big a strawberry bed did you need to get all of those strawberries? What kind are they? What year?
I have two strawberry beds One is 8 feet by 20 feet and is in its 5th year.
The other is 8 by 10 and is in its second year. The plants are everbearing. I don't remember the variety name. I was going to plow up the older bed, but it is still producing so I hesitate.
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jal_ut wrote:[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/onions_large2.jpg[/img]
Some prime lookin onions ya got there!

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About Done

My garden is about done. Maybe get a few more summer squash if it doesn't freeze right away. I still have to dig the potatoes. The broccoli may put out some more side shoots. That broccoli has sure been good this year. Best ever.
I am going on vacation. Guess the garden will tend itself for a while?

Don't know if I will be checking in from down the road somewhere or not. Have a great harvest!
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Awesome!

We are having low 40s & 30s at night, frosted twice.
Some stuff still green but not for long.

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Just another awesome summer James.

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Simply incredible, I am still wondering how you do it. But what ever it is keep doing it.

Those are some amazing onions.

High five my man. 8)

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In Quincey Illinois this evening. It was kinda bad windy all day. About blew me off the road.
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Kicking back in Marietta Georgia, and its snowing back home in Northern Utah.

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jal_ut wrote:Kicking back in Marietta Georgia, and its snowing back home in Northern Utah.
Welcome to the good Ol' South. Thanks for bringing some low humidity weather with you. Enjoy
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James, are you doing the pit this year?
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Yes, I will do a pit for the potatoes.
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I am in Southern Utah today. I will be going home Friday.

A Utah Sunset

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Awesome pic James.

A good contrast to the grey, windy, cold, rainy sky I'm looking out at. :(

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This is how things look now.
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jal_ut wrote:This is how things look now.
jal, have you ever thought about going into the Postcard business?
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jal_ut wrote:This is how things look now.
jal, have you ever thought about going into the Postcard business?
Either that or naturalist magazine cover shoots!
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Yes ! He should !
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Went out to the garden today with a couple of buckets. Found some
jalapenos, tomatillos, tomatoes, and a couple of bell peppers. I had plenty of onions, so it was time for some fresh salsa. Yummy.

I only used a few of the hot peppers, still have a gallon bucket full of them. I don't need any dry as have plenty from last year. Anyone want some jalapenos?

My son came over and we picked 5 bushel of apples, and a bushel of plums. Still loads of apples and plums. Drop in and get some.

We are very blessed again this season. Hope you all had a good season too.
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Digging carrots, onions and potatoes today.

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These onions were grown from seed.

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Royal Chantenay Carrots

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Congrats on the good year.

I thought you said you were done in the garden. Yeah right. :wink:

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Very impressive harvest, and eye-opening. I have to admit that I never thought of Utah as a place where one could grow such bountiful crops. Well done!

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