Have you ever grown your own garlic? Just taken an extra clove from your dinner and stuck it in the ground to see what happens?
If you're even slightly inclined to do this, you MUST READ "Garlic Is Life" by Chester Aaron
|Life is Garlic by Chester Aaron|
So I finally took the plunge this fall and planted several cloves of Siberian Purple Striped Garlic I purchased from Filaree Garlic Farms in Washington State (Filaree Garlic Farms) in the large pot outside that holds my rose bush
|Siberian Purple Striped Garlic|
Above is what my garlic "crop" looks like. Out of six planted cloves, I have 5 healthy scapes (the green portion of the bulb that grows up out of the soil is called a scape). The sixth one is barely hanging on....
So here comes the challenge a nomadic urban gardener faces... how do you move your crops hundreds of miles in your small "mini" car????
Plan: Dig up around the bulbs, taking a lot of the dirt with it, and placing it in a large zip lock bag, keeping the scapes exposed.... then I will replant immediately!
The Outcome: Stay tuned to find out how the Great Garlic Transport turns out.....