Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Growing Garlic from bulbils

We all know that buying garlic for planting isn't cheap - a couple of pounds a head that may yield a dozen or so cloves. Last year I bought organic garlic from a supermarket as a cheap, but not always recommended, solution. Some of the garlic flowered and produced small bulbils in the flowerheads These were sown in a seed tray on 8th October - two weeks later they are rooting and shooting!! It may take 2 years to produce garlic of a culinary size but meanwhile, its cost me nothing.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Having Fungi in the Garden

The sun shone today and a large patch of the garden was strimmed revealing these fungi on the rotting branches that lie around the garden for wildlife to enjoy.