Garlic makes an appearance.
It had been a few days since I visited my plot, so when Karen at Allotment Plot 4 posted about her new, green garlic shoots, I was eager to head over and see how my own garlic was getting on.
There was a cold wind blowing so I brought along a cup of hot chocolate to keep me warm. Normally I would do a little bit of digging or tidying but that morning I could only manage to take a few photos, drink my hot chocolate and get out of there before the wind froze my face off. Thankfully my fruit and veg were handling the adverse weather conditions better than this puny human and all looked healthy and content.
Shallots in the wind.
Rhubarb opening out.
A perky little onion.
Looking forward to strawberries.
Mmmmmm… hot chocolate!
Some of our garlic has failed to appear so we started a second batch in the greenhouse so hope they will catch up. They were some bulbs left from last year’s crop.
Good luck with that! Most of my ‘bought’ garlic is up and I recently planted a second bed-full which are starting to show also. Hopefully I can plant my own bulbs in November.
smart looking raised beds and very healthy rhubarb – congrats – cannot grow rhubarb at all!
Thanks Julia, I can’t stop the stuff growing (so far)! Will it grow in your part of the world or have you just had bad luck with it?
aw, hints of spring!
Yes Spree… it’s on its way!
Great work, Val!
Everything looking very ship-shape there on your allotment.
So far, so good Bridget, thanks for dropping by!
Thanks for linking to my allotment blog! Love the photos, especially the rhubarb shot. Cracking!
Glad to see your garlic putting in an appearance, I wish the same could be said for my garlic at home, so far nothing and I planted it the same day as the allotment ones. Oh well, once the snow clears I will have another look and then pot some up if need be.
Thanks Karen. I hope you solve your garlic mystery. No snow here yet and very little frost!
Yes it is V&C… and thanks for following my blog!
You have got a nice blog.. I really loved the picture “garlic makes an appearance” . That pic reminded me of a long forgotten poem from school days.
In the heart of a seed,
Buried deep, so deep,
A dear little plant
Lay fast asleep.
“Wake,” said the sunshine,
“And creep to the light.”
“Wake,” said the voice
Of the raindrops bright.
The little plant heard;
And it rose to see
What the wonderful
Outside world might be.
Thanks for the poem and for following my blog, I’ll pop over to yours for a butterfly kiss later!