It's foggy today, and this was how it looked walking Topaz early this morning. Once most of the fog lifted, I was able to photograph my new music garden. Not a garden that will inspire a melody, but one of future epicurean delights.
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These are the notes in the music garden! Garlic, a porcelain hard necked variety called 'Music'. I've wanted to grow our own garlic for a while but space is limited on a small property. I knew I would need a full sun location, so the backyard was out.
Carefully scrutinizing the south garden that is on a slope, I moved a clump of yellow daylilies out and excavated a two foot square area to a depth of just over four inches. After spreading a layer of leaf compost, the cloves were pushed in to the soil with the points facing up. The fill was a mixture of original soil, more compost and leaves.
Now to wait until next summer to harvest.
After standing back to admire the freshly planted area, thoughts of four-legged creatures crept into mind. The squirrels were bound to dig to see what I'd been doing and the feral cats around would think this soft soil would make a good potty zone.
A few pieces of dollar store fencing with tough cup plant stalks woven through should do the trick.
So much for the grandeur of my music garden!