Friday, April 2, 2010

A Sight of Green

Last fall Eric and I didn't know where we would be living. We waited over 6 months for the paperwork to go through to buy the house that we are at now. Since we didn't know what was instore for us, we planted garlic at my parents house.

This was the first time for us to plant garlic. The bulbs are heirloom that were given to me by an organic farmer. We also have another type of garlic that we've lost the name of. Both are hardneck varieties. After I planted the garlic cloves in the soil, I covered them with a couple inches of straw.

I wasn't sure if the garlic would make it through the winter. But when I walked closer to the garden I saw little green leaves sprouting from the straw. It is wonderful to see another color besides brown this time of year.

-By Moriah


  1. Plants seem to understand about the weather more than we do. They probably shut off through the winter and as soon as it gets warmer, they spring back to life. Good to see garlic sprouting... ~bangchik

  2. I haven't tried garlic yet, too intimidating, but you have inspired me to give it a try. Glad you got into your house (finally) too.

    Christine in Alaska