|Texas Legends, just after harvest.|
|Hybrid Southern Belles, just after harvest.|
In my garden that smelled like sweet onion salads, summertime picnics, and prepping for hamburger cookouts, I placed an old rack over my red wagon and created a portable drying rack I can roll in and out of the shed. The onions will dry out on the wagon-rack until the tops are wispy and the outer layers are silky wrappers. Since they're sweet onions, they won't last too long, so we'll be eating them in all sorts of incarnations around here in the next couple months.
Inside the shed, more garlic has joined the varieties I've already harvested. This week, I pulled up the Red Toch, a reliable Artichoke variety. Basque Turban and Belarus, early varieties I already posted about, are coloring beautifully as they dry.
|Basque Turban, like other Turban varieties, gets pretty candy stripes that darken to purple when completely dry.|
|Belarus is beginning to get pretty color, too.|
Back outside, under bird netting, Jewel blueberries are beginning to color. Summer is coming, and I'm hungry for it.