|Chive Beds and New Raised Bed. 2.10.16|
The 2 raised beds of garlic chives broke dormacy last week, now 2 to 2 inches of growth.
I priced these concrete blocks today at Home Depot. They were 99 cents each. I think they are less expensive than the wooden beds, will last longer, and are easier to assemble. I don't know about thermal properties. The corners have openings that would be good for posts.
|Garlic Chives. 2.10.16|
|Garlic Raised Bed. 2.10.16|
|Egyptian Walking Onions. 2.10.16|
Garlic is showing great growth. My subjective estimate is the garlic in the raised bed is about twice as big as the garlic in the ground, probably due to warmer temperature although the soil mix could also be better.
Egyptian Walking Onions are also growing nicely. I protected them from deer and rabbits this year. There was still evidence of something foraging - maybe slugs.
Not shown, the new starts of White Potato Onions are about 6 inches tall. This time around they are also protected from herbivores. There is no evidence of foraging on those plants.
I'm not concerned about potential frost or freeze. These are hardy plants.