More garlic than I planned on

October 28, 2014

The leaves have started to fall in my garden and I still had 100 white tulips and that garlic I bought to plant in the garden.

The day was relatively dry, (expecting a full week of rain), plus the green recycling was being picked up this afternoon, so I got out in the garden for a little general clean up and that garlic.

After a while C joined me and I discovered that I forgot to harvest about six garlic bulbs from last fall’s planting. And they all started sprouting and growing happily. So I gave C the job of lifting the forgotten bulbs and gently teasing the individual bulblets apart.


Gardening is one of those strange activities where you come out fully dressed for the weather and gradually remove layer after layer and end up in your T shirt. 😀

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So we cleared the summer weeds, which go to the recycling bins, and took down the red runner bean plants, my disastrous Brussels sprouts, and spent raspberry canes, which go into my compost bins, and planted out all the garlic, which practically took over the whole veggie bed.


Milo, who is more interested in patrolling and stalking than gardening, came for an unexpected cuddle.

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And then he checked out the garlic seedlings, which may have met with his approval.

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I had a hearty chicken and bean soup on the go all day made form the left-overs of a roast chicken and roast veggie dinner, and it was the perfect supper for our gardening day.

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Then C made her famous kale chips and we cuddled under out favourite blankie and watched a 1990’s Will Smith movie called Enemy of the State. We didn’t finish it though because we went off to our meditation practice, so no one tell us what happens please. 😀


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  • Reply Joanne Sarah Andersen October 29, 2014 at 10:54 am

    ooh…you are organized! I keep meaning to plant garlic, but it seems i am too late?!

    • Reply Veronica October 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      Hi Joanne, I suspect you might be just in time to plant garlic. Monty was planting it in Herefrodshire last week on Gardeners World. So go ahead! XX

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow October 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Mmm. Love garlic! Every time I pass by Gilroy (in California), the scent makes my mouth water. (You’ve heard of their garlic festival, right?)

    • Reply Veronica November 1, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      I have heard of it, but never was in Cal at the right time. Maybe I should visit specially. 😀

  • Reply patty October 31, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Sounds like you had a great day! I know nothing about gardening and am impressed with what you do here!

    • Reply Veronica November 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      Aw, thank you Patty. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein November 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

    did you know cats like garlic? true.

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