Since I came back from my overseas trip, a lot of things have changed in the garden. The blistering 40 degree weather had killed a few young plants I planted. It also burned a lot of leaves, and my zucchini plant has stopped producing fruit with the onset of the cooler weather. Therefore, I was […]Read more "Basil & Cashew Dip"
I hope I didn’t take these out of the ground too early – but I needed the garden space for other crops. They look like a good size though for something that I sort of neglected over the past few months… Now all I need to do is let them dry out for later use.Read more "Garlic"
Not the biggest head of garlic, but a very fine specimen.Read more "Home Grown Garlic"
Garlic again. However, from looking at both photos, you can see just how quick this little baby has emerged from the soil. The photo was taken one day apart. It’s such an encouraging sight.Read more "Fruits of your labour"
This is my garlic from last harvest, sorted into weight categories. The ones worth planting vary from 5 grams through to 12 grams. As the title suggests, it does pay to be picky because larger cloves produce larger heads of garlic.Read more "It pays to be picky"
Plants can be shy too – just not in the way WE are. Look at this Autumn Garlic, only planted last week. I love the way it almost ‘peeks’ out of the soil as it emerges, pivoting a clump of dirt up and pushing it to the side as if to say it’s safe to […]Read more "Shy Garlic"