Thursday, October 11, 2012

It is time to plant your garlic

home grown garlic
Hello Gardeners,

We have come upon my favorite time of year. Along with that, time to plant my favorite bulb - garlic. I love garlic and use it all the time in soups, meats and salads. Garlic is a necessity for every kitchen. Garlic requires cool weather to do well, and the most robust bulbs are produced from fall planting. Planting stock is readily available, so now is the time to go to your garden center and pick it up. Plant the garlic at least two weeks before the first frost so that the roots set. The timing of fall planting should be such that the roots have a chance to develop and the tops do not break when the ground freezes.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My poor basil plant

She commit suicide off the balcony today. It was very sad. I had to turn the remaining leaves into tomato basil soup....which turned out delicious.

It is funny, fall is here and I am already thinking about the seeds I would like to germinate this Spring. If only I had more land to work with.