Thursday, August 9, 2012

Giddy About Garlic


Mmmmmmmm... Garlic!!!

     I started some garlic in my window the other day. Yes, I know I said I wouldn't start anything new until after the move but I just couldn't resist. They were sprouting anyways so I figured why waste? I grabbed a tiny glass jar and stuffed them in root side down with a quarter inch of water. They seem to be doing great! We will see what comes of them in the near future.

     The green onions I had been keeping in a vase on the window sill did well until I ate them all. I guess it's time to go fork out another 60 cents for my next 2 month supply. It's worth it though. The last batch kept fresh (adding new growth each day) with no refrigeration and had me making amazing eggs the whole time I grew them. My husband even got fond of chopping himself fresh green onion on top of anything he pleased. I do keep scissors near the green onions to make it that much easier to just cut them whenever and I change the water everyday to prevent the roots from rotting. A little bit of work will have you eating better in a jiffy if you decide to try this.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sloppy Dead Greens

I find myself needing to post and not wanting to. This month has been insane. I've been helping my family clean my grandfather's house on top of cleaning my own. I'm trying to wrap up a charity event I led during July, get the donations ready for the August event, and not forget the big yearly donation due in October. I have my hubby's birthday this month and I just signed a lease on a new home that starts September. Oh and did I mention I want to take on more projects after the move?

I moved my plants to my lovely green room and watered them every morning. It didn't take long for me to figure out which plants needed more light, they died. The survivors are my chives, the basil, a few radishes that sprouted after replanting, and a couple carrots. The spinach is gone along with the parsely (it held on for a while). I have decided not to start anything new for now and to instead focus my efforts on moving. I will have a greenhouse at my next house so I feel my efforts will perhaps be better rewarded. Should the greenhouse be unfit to use (it has been unloved and unused for many years) I will start on ideas to make my own.

I'm sorry for the absence. I promise next month will mark the start of a new garden (with my hearty survivors) and posts with better detail. I failed the first attempt but I will not give up!

Someday, I hope to feed myself like this and harvest it all from my yard...