With the momentum generated by Operation Daucus Carota, surely now is a good time to commence with Operation Allium. Given my feelings of invincibility and grandeur with having converted what would otherwise be garbage disposal material into potentially viable plants, I can’t wait to get started on my next project.
It’s not surprising that I went overboard on the Alliums. I use either onions or garlic almost every time I cook. But that’s not the whole reason I went overboard. The real reason is, I get a tremendous amount of happiness and joy saving, nurturing and growing plants. Especially food. What doesn’t go my garden will go to a welcoming home elsewhere. And too, I get a great deal of satisfaction giving away my seeds and plants. The more plants I have the more I can give away, and this is a beautiful thing.
I bought four heads of organic garlic some time ago and did what I too often do. I bought extra thinking I had none at home. So when some started to sprout I put them in tiny containers, covered them with dirt and then (Austrian winter pea) mulch, and sat them out side. I got the scallions from the Beaches Green (farmer’s) Market today, and these were just picked just this morning.
I probably could have started the scallions outside but I choose to put them in water. Like the carrots, it’s nice to be able to check up on them each day and see their roots and tops grow. It won’t be long before these are either in my hugle somewhere or in small containers to give to others.
I will post updates as soon as something interesting happens.