Garlic Favorite Herb from the Garden

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We never had any garlic in the garden until last year. The year before last we were given some bulbs from a friend. He didn’t know what kind they were, but being Italian and a great chef, we took his word that it was some great garlic. He has since remarked that we’ll be mad at him this year because we’ll have garlic all over the garden. He’s not too far off the truth, either!

We planted in about 6 garlic bulbs in the Summer of 2008. Those bulbs matured and we harvested a few. The others were let go over the winter. In the late summer their seed heads fell over and planted many new garlic sets.

The garlic sprouts were thinned out and grew last summer and left to grow and overwinter. Now they’re growing again, and noticeably so! (Photo taken 29Mar2010.)

Garlic plants in the garden, two years old.
Garlic plants in the garden, two years old.

I’m looking forward to harvesting that garlic in the weeks ahead!

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Going Greener: How To Make the World's Best Compost

Getting ready for planting season is a time of preparation and reading up on techniques and new plants that you might try this year. Have you decided to go green with your gardening efforts this year?

Composting is a major part of reusing materials. Yes, our mantra reduce, reuse, recycle can be put to work in our gardens. Avoiding the purchase of fertilizers and insecticides is a side benefit of making the best compost. Read on to learn more in this great resource, World’s Best Compost.

Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll discover in Worlds Best Compost:

  • The method of feeding plants in a totally natural way that results in the most tastiest, divine food you and your family will ever have.
  • Why do you use much less water in your garden now using colloidal humus compost? (and how you will be saving money and effort and the environment)
  • What’s the sheep mentality that almost all agriculture and garden advisors suffer from that costs you time and money on dangerous, toxic gardening and horticulture practices. (and is killing our planet in the process)?
  • How to achieve a soil that “feeds itself” so you always get consistent results!

Read more about composting!