sorry for that horrific Game of Thrones pun.
BUT. in keeping with winter coming, something very exciting has happened…
yep. the garlic is breaking the surface. which is great – i was desperately worried it was not cold enough – but Patrick at work – one of our volunteers – told me that now was the perfect time to plant it. i trust patrick, because he knows more about gardening than i ever will.
it’s surrounded by coffee and eggshells, in the hope that the slugs stay away. as you can see, the coffee has a snail trail running over the top of it. i hope the snail/slugs are repelled suitably by the garlic.
i’m currently letting the basil go to seed to harvest and save – it’s not a heirloom, but hopefully it will breed true enough, and after a few generations, it will start settling – and this is what happens. the flowers also have a really beautiful scent.
these leaves are remarkably beautiful. i really, passionately love these plants, and am going to die inside if anything happens to them.