Just six days after planting my garlic cloves, and what's this I see?
Eager young shoots, all in a row, ready to take on the sunshine, wind and rain.
It would probably help to explain to casual readers that, as outlined in my previous post, 'Garlicky Musings', these are part B of my little plan/experiment with growing garlic. Last Saturday I planted some garlic cloves which had spent four weeks in the crisper bin in my fridge, in an effort to trick them into thinking Sydney is a much colder spot than the tourist brochures would have you believe. So far so good, then. Getting garlic to chill out prior to planting seems to be a good trick, at least as far as getting growth going is concerned. Harvest time will be the real reckoning, though. Next step is to add a few lines of manure to satisfy their growing appetites.