Gabriola Island, BC ~ Garlic garlic garlic… I just love to grow garlic! In the fall I helped my friend Darryl plant garlic in his garden and Steve planted ours out in December. The other day we went on a garlic adventure, to see how they were doing. I was so thrilled to see it coming up in Darryl’s garden as well as in our garden plot at The Commons. Such a delicious crop to grow.
Continuing on with allium family, Maya and I seeded Walla walla and Sturon onions this past week. As i am trying to stay away from plastic we used teeny tiny soil blocks to start our onion babies. Holy labour intensive! I have decided for the rest of my onions that will be started this week I will be using the soil blocks again, but saving time by covering the seeds with vermiculite. Once the seeds have been sown in the blocks I move them to my seeding table Steve has built me. They are placed on a capillary action water mat, so they do not dry out and then they are left to bask in the grow lights. The first seeding of the year has commenced, and it felt great to get my hands back in the dirt.