It's fruit fly season. Ugh.
I don't know who told me, or maybe I read it somewhere, but this homemade trap works very well.
Take a small jar (mine is from a local mustard), put in some fruit (I have peach skins in mine), add a little water and a couple squirts of dish soap. That will kill off the flies that get in. Make a lid with wax paper and a rubber band. Poke a few small holes in the top. I use the tip of a mechanical pencil. If the holes are too small the flies can't get in. If they're too large the flies can get back out.
I harvested my garlic.
This isn't the tidiest braid, but it's my first. I finally found an explanation on the web about how to do it. It isn't really a braid. And knotting garlic stems isn't all that easy. But I'm very pleased with how sturdy it is. Last year I cut the greens much too short and had to tie them all together with string.
We're set for garlic for awhile now!