When I was checking the garden today, I noticed that the elephant garlic I planted looked wilted. I know that I watered and fertilized the garden yesterday, so I don’t think it is wilting from lack of water. I am slightly worried about adding too much fertilizer, but none of the other plants that I added the same fertilizer to look wilted. What I hope has happened is that when garlic is ready to be harvested, the tops wilt and the leaves turn brown. I hope this is the case so that I can harvest the cloves, break them apart and immediately replant to try to multiply the number of garlic plants I have for next year. I want to work up to about one hundred cloves total.
Today has been rather hot. Like any other animal, bees need water. Unlike most mammals and like most insects, bees are not very good at swimming and will drown in large bodies of water. Large for a bee anyways. Anyway, the bees like to cluster on the algae growing on the water pump hoses. The algae stays wet and the bees don’t drown and everybody is happy.