2014 Coastal Carolina Fair Canning Competition Submissions

I’m so excited! The 2014 Coastal Carolina Fair starts tomorrow, and I entered some of my canned produce in the competition. This is my second year competing, and I headed to the fairgrounds last Saturday to submit my goodies. 2014 Canning competition submissions!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 8/4/14

You’re going to notice a little bit of a change in my postings this week because I’m taking a much needed break in all things labor related. Yesterday was my birthday (no, I won’t tell you how old I am!), and I’m spending the entire week relaxing and having fun. NO WORK FOR ME THIS WEEK! But I haven’t forgotten you guys. The changes to my site for the week are very minor. Today’s update will have fewer pictures than normal; the same goes for my Garden Bounty post for tomorrow. For the rest of the week, I’m going to share interesting articles I’ve found elsewhere on the internet, ending the week with an insight into the Sanctuary Gardener herself – moi. Next week, things will be back to normal. This week’s garden photos!

Pickled Garlic

Pickled Garlic First place

Last fall, I planted an entire raised bed of Italian softneck garlic. Quite a few of my bulbs were left in the ground too long, so they were starting to split. Knowing they wouldn’t keep for months like the good bulbs (which are braided and hanging in my kitchen), I decided to pickle them. After letting them fully cure for about six weeks, I decided they were ready to pickle this weekend. Pickled Garlic!