April 28, 2017

First Garlic

We have been off imported garlic for several years thanks to garlic growers in the family (thanks, mom). Garlic by mail has saved us from the low grade bulbs at the grocer. Who knew that Lethbridge, Alberta was a prime garlic growing region?

Seed Garlic. Photo credit: Campbell Garlic

This fall we decided to grow some of our own. We took several large, firm, purple organic bulbs and planted them on a warm fall day in November. We covered them with mulch, tucking them in for the winter.

More have come up since I took this photo.

Warm spring weather allowed the mulch to come off, and look what was happening underneath.

Our first ever garlic crop is up - let the 2017 gardening season begin.


  1. The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.Charles Bukowski

    Linda and Gregg you are free souls and I feel very good to visit NBA,Thanks for the painting from Linda in the previous post,I like roast garlic makes boring food tasteful,Saffron

    1. Saffron,

      I love Bukowski, and I love that quote of his. A free soul is all I have ever wanted to be, and I do believe I have achieved that goal, although it is a work in progress. I also believe that it takes one to recognize one.

  2. Anonymous4/29/2017

    Nice to see the green shoots of Spring. Last year's kale has gone to flower and is quite beautiful.

  3. Nothing better than seeing those first shoots in the garden. Makes one hopeful for all of life!


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