Light after 4 p.m.

I’d been meaning to get out in the garden today but somehow during school hours the time flew by before I could find my gloves and a trowel.

Actually, I didn’t realise I would need a trowel until I got out there. My aim for the day had been to start dismantling the rest of the greenhouse frame. But when I started to move the poles to a less obstructive position, I saw that something had been digging up the garlic bulbils.

My heart sank as I had visions of a rat friend burrowing again. However, there were no signs of a hole.

Instead, as I replanted the bulbils, I noticed that they had already started to grow roots and shoots. This is really exciting! All being well, they will continue to flourish and give me some fine garlic next year.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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17 Responses to Light after 4 p.m.

  1. Kalamain says:

    I think the rats would have eaten them where they were. I would more have though it was the water lifting them or maybe a bird.

  2. gaiainaction says:

    That’s wonderful Helen, wishing you a good harvest later in the year. Slowly but surely it’s time to explore the garden again and look what jobs need doing, enjoy πŸ™‚

  3. Lovely update thank you for sharing good luck with your garlic have a blessed day Helen

  4. I bet you are very happy about the root formation. Exciting when plants get growing isn’t it?

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