There's no better feeling that returning home from over a week away and finding your garden safe and sound. Our new irrigations systems worked well (though one did need a battery change when we got back) and our friend and cat sitter watered the few things that were not on the systems without any problems.
Today I pulled the snap peas, grabbing the dry for next year's seed and the still green for a pasta later in the week; potatoes and enough flowers to fill a funeral without any noticeable change to the landscape. I also plucked some thyme and calendula to dry.
Though I pulled a few garlic bulbs, I left the over 100 remaining because I think they will grow a bit larger if I wait. The tops are brown but still standing tall.
Mikey's been in the kitchen all day making some kind of garlic blue cheese fig concoction. Yum!!!