Last weekend, The Book Accumulator and Mini-Me came over to see me and the newly hacked back Maison RWT garden – the previous tenants hadn’t touched it in 3 years and it was our own little bit of Amazon jungle in South London. After a non-trivial trip to B&Q (ever tried to fit 4 people, luggage for 2, basic gardening tools and £60 worth of plants into a Hyundai Getz?) and a solid afternoon of gardening, the garden was very much improved.
So now I’m starting to think about what I can grow, and pottering around a few gardening boards on Pinterest. One click lead to another and I ended up reading directions on growing garlic:
You want to plant the garlic “root” end down. Like so. The bigger the clove you plant, the bigger the resulting head of garlic will be. If you sprinkle a little oregano on top of the garlic and squeeze a tomato over everything in 9 months you’ll have grown a delicious marinara sauce.
In unrelated news, Gretchen Rubin’s Happier at Home is out in a few weeks (I’ve already read it and can vouch that it’s well worth the read) and she is giving away a copy a day for the next few weeks. Open to US, Canada and UK: use this link to enter.
Mine was at 1000+. It got marked-all-as-read. Let me know if I missed something big from the last month.