I'm kicking my own ass, not anyone else's. 22 lbs lost in the last 3 months - that's in addition to the the 40-50 lbs of preg weight that I had to lose with each kid. Yes that much - go big or go home people. So I've lost at least one Olsen twin
Onto .... ze garden
It's funny to me the way the garden evolved this year. Even though it's only 18ft I rotated where everything was planted, and tried garlic and carrots which I've never grown before. I don't know if my garden is planted on top of fertilizer-rich murder victims or I just am super lucky but everything is going CA-RAZY. I thought I was being super proactive getting my pea supports up early (metal stakes with plastic mesh fencing strung across) these babies are 3 feet tall. And then my peas grew straight up and over and across their neighbors. From last year where I only got enough peas for a handful a day, I'm picking half a basket every other day. The carrots took a while but are now producing regularly (we planted heirloom Danvers carrots) and the garlic was SO easy.
I'm going to give you the super simple dummy proof way to grow garlic and use it. You ready? OK. Go to the store - any store that sells garlic. It does not have to be organic or pesticide free or whatever. Get two big bulbs and break it apart into cloves and plant the cloves, pointy side up, in rows right before the first frost of the fall. In the spring you'll see what look like spring onions shooting up from them. Then they will develop little flowers, called scapes
Now you just have to wait for your garlic stalks to turn brown and look dead-ish. Then you dig up the garlic and braid the stalks
And then hang it up. Feel free to point out to anyone who comes into your house that you may indeed be the craftiest bitch, ever.
Still trying to re-fabulize the blog (ahem JEN) and work on getting back up to speed with all my bloggy lovahhhs. I am reading your posts, I'm just too busy braiding garlic to comment. Bear with me.