Allotment Garlic Goings On

Our garlic did well this year, and between the ones planted in the garden in case they didn’t like the allotment, and the allotment ones that seemed very happy, we had quite a harvest. Given that we don’t eat that much garlic, I thought I’d plait it and hang it up in the kitchen where at least it would look pretty.

Have you ever tried plaiting garlic? The ‘ingredients’ alone are pretty daunting: scissors, an old toothbrush, a couple of bath towels and a knife as well as a dozen or more garlic bulbs.

Well, I tried. And failed. And so our garlic is hiding in a mesh basket in the shed, where it is cool and dry and the mess I made of it can’t be seen. After all, nobody will know what it looked like when they eat it, will they?

The reason I was plaiting garlic instead of doing something more useful and nurturing like picking beans or raspberries, is that we have an outbreak of swine flu in the house and while I know I should be at the plot: watering cucumbers, feeding tomatoes and generally tidying up, it would seem hard-hearted beyond belief to head off to nurture vegetables when Himself needs nurturing at home. And before you ask, no it’s not Man-Flu, it’s the genuine, full-blown swinish article and he has it badly, poor chap.

So here's the last photo I managed to take before we became a plague house ... our marigolds!

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

3 Comments:

Blogger Jo said...

What a great blog, I've just read it from start to finish.
I'm into my first year on my allotment too, but I haven't quite got it as shipshape as your's yet.
Hope your other half feels better soon.

July 30, 2009 at 2:35 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Thanks Jo, good of you to say so.

July 31, 2009 at 3:47 AM  
OpenID allotments4you.com said...

I think you should go up the plot regardless of Himself having swine flu...I think our plants need a lot more attention than the Hubby's... LOL

August 2, 2009 at 7:59 AM  

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