Garrrrrlic! and autumn ramblings

September 24th, 2010

Sorry folks – too much work and none of it in the garden as of late. But, BUT, The Hub got his first garlic bulbs in – I told him we still had some ordered bulbs on the way but he was determined to plant some by the light of the Harvest Moon. We saved one good bulb of cloves from this last meager harvest so that’s what he stuck in the garden. This is possibly based on some principles from the idea of biodynamic gardening. But that’s another post at another time.

The garlic we ordered came in today – both varieties are hardneck. My mother gave me, basically, one tip: follow the directions. This calls for high nitrogen fertilizer (think lawn feed) and bonemeal (phosphorus) to be added at planting time. A good amount of hummus and fluffy, compost rich soil doesn’t hurt. So I’ll need to pick some of that up tomorrow in hopes I, or The Hub, can finish this last bit of fall planting. The Hub also plans on taking down the garden this weekend but I’m skeptical, we’ll see. It’s time to get the last hopeful tomatoes off the vines and cook up or store what pumpkins are left and gather those last few seeds to seed the dreams of next spring

One Response to “Garrrrrlic! and autumn ramblings”

  1. Ladybug says:

    The only good hips are rose hips. I gathered rose hips this weekend. Will wash them, dry them and bang them a wee bit with a meat mallet to make rose hip tea. They are one of the richest sources of vitamin C – 1700 to 2000 mg per 100 grams. And they are FREE. Some people make wine out of them. I don’t have that talent but while I was gathering ‘the hips’ I decided to pick a bunch of mint as well. Those winter tummy troubles are greatly eased with mint tea. Or—-rose hip mint tea.

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