Just pungent or rotting ?

The pot where the wild garlic was being stored, after its removal from the original bed (in order to get rid of ground elder and in readiness for the day lilies), didn’t have big enough drainage holes in it. Thus, with our damp autumn into winter, the pot was constantly waterlogged.

Every time I poured the water out there was a decidedly pungent garlic smell but nothing like the one today, when I finally planted the wild garlic in the new bed by the back door. I’d been holding off planting the garlic, as I didn’t want it to be disturbed by the rats. But since they have stopped being active (in that bed), it seemed appropriate that the garlic moved in instead.

Now, I hope I’ve been in time to salvage it before it rots. It might like it damp but I’m not sure it will have liked being constantly submerged!

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.
This entry was posted in Gardening, Permaculture and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to Just pungent or rotting ?

  1. Carole says:

    I hope it survives …

  2. I also hope for its survival

  3. Good luck with that garlic!

  4. gaiainaction says:

    Hi Helen, I do hope it succeeds for you. And today I wanted to wish you a merry Christmas, hope you are enjoying a happy day.

  5. Pingback: Out of my winter home | Growing out of chaos

I love to read about your own experiences and any other feedback you have, so look forward to your comments below.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.