Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Today's job

After a strained groin muscle and two attempts at spraining my ankle out in the garden in the last fortnight, it has occurred to this heavily-pregnant woman that it might be time to take it a bit easy, before I find myself unable to walk in labour... Time for some non-strenuous work out there.

I found some garlic bulbs in the cupboard, neatly labelled, from last year's harvest. Normally they would have all been eaten months ago but this time, morning sickness put me off using them completely and so I have plenty left to plant (not to make this post entirely about pregnancy and garlic!)

I'm planting Dynamite Purple, Early White American, Cream, Melbourne Market and Australian White (not pictured). I love garlic as a crop: bung it in, and off it goes with almost no maintenance or care required at all. It will do better, however, if kept weed-free and fed.

2 comments:

Liz - Suburban Tomato said...

I need to plant some more garlic. I've planted out about 30 cloves but I planted close to 100 last year and I will probably run out next month so 30 clearly isn't going to cut it. I'll have to buy my seed garlic though as I will definitely be eating the rest of the stuff I grew last year.

virginia said...

Thanks for reminding me I need to do this too! I have some garlic ready to put in the garden bed. I've never done it before so good to hear that it is relatively easy!