Since we moved into this old house I’ve developed a bit of a habit of standing at our kitchen window and looking over our little yard. The small, grassy space outside our kitchen is where I plan to set up our veggie garden in spring. Every time I make tea, coffee or even walk through the kitchen I tend to stop and gaze out, watching where the shadows sit, looking at where the grass grows best and planning where to put our veg patch.
At the moment our garden is pretty much nonexistant, but there is one small bed that runs along the south side of the house. Over the last couple of months we’ve acquired a couple of blueberry and raspberry plants to go in there, along with the existing Hydrangeas, Fuschia and mystery bush. The most recent addition to the garden bed is garlic. A few weeks ago I discovered a few cloves of garlic that had sprouted in the back of the pantry. The weather had started to cool down and according to all my books it was the perfect time to plant garlic so, figuring I had nothing to lose, I threw them in the ground. For the last week we’ve been house-sitting for Katie’s mum, and when I came home this morning and checked all the plants I was delighted to see that little garlic shoots had pushed their way out of the soil.
We eat a lot of garlic and I know that we’ll grow lots of it in the future, so it’ll be great to see how these little garlics do. Kind of like a test run. I’m looking forward to watching them grow as I peek out our kitchen window over the next couple of months.
What’s happening in your garden right now?