I tried garlic for the first time this year. It was the wrong year. When I was gone the drip system must have put out too much water around the plant and they rotted. Mine is the one on the left. The one on the right came from a friend's garden in Boise, Idaho. They had picked their garlic and it was hanging up in their potting shed; bunches and bunches of these large firm bulbs. At the end of the month they have a garlic party where everything they serve has garlic in it. Even garlic ice cream!
I took myself off to the Natural Gardener and bought a new pair of gardening gloves- what a splurge. Two days ago I was stung again, on the hand, by a wasp hiding in the lamb's ears which I was pulling out. The gloves are very lightweight, which doesn't spell a long life for them as I am very hard on gloves, when I wear them, which is not often. I also bought another culinary sage plant( yet another one died this summer), and a small sharkskin agave. That cheered me up. Oh! and today the temperature was only 99 degrees!