Growing garlic is easy. Most things are easy to grow, actually. It might be a bit harder if you have a cat that likes to dig up the beds, but if you can keep that under control you’ll be laughin’! I won’t mention any kitty names…
I posted loads of garlic pictures and a “how to” list in a previous post. You can see that here: http://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/growing-garlic-is-easy-peasy/
After waiting and watching all winter, spring and part of the summer, last week it was finally time to harvest the garlic. It is now drying out. I am absolutely delighted with the size of them!
We planted a lot of garlic, which is good. We use a lot, and now I have spare to share. And share I did, with my friend Catherine. Look what she did with my garlic!
Talk about being spoiled! She and her ten year old daughter made this for my daughter and I. What a lovely afternoon we had together.
The garlic bread was especially yummy! They used our fresh garlic, Parmesan cheese, and butter on toasted sourdough bread.
Isn’t it fun to share? ;-)
Not to change the subject, but did you happen to notice the wooden bowl that my garlic is sitting in? No? I’ll show you again:
I love it. It is pretty special, too, since it was given to us as a wedding gift. Oh the story gets better! The wood used is from a tree that was felled from my husband’s grandparent’s home place. Isn’t that neat?
It was crafted by Gerard Fox from a Spanish Chestnut tree and is simply beautiful.
It is nice to be able to use it, even if just for rather dirty garlic! I love having such beautiful things all around…
Sweet Pea with a backdrop of end of season lavender
like sweet pea in a vase…
I hope you have lots of beautiful things all around you, too.
Enjoy the moment!