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There’s Music in the Air! (WHB#408+n: Garlic)

pesto ingredients wp-image-2229 summary: making basil pesto; our ‘Music’ garlic grew beautifully; information about garlic (Allium sativum) and WHB; (click on image(s) for larger views and more photos)

Without garlic, I simply would not want to live. – Louis Diat
Without music, life would be a mistake. – Friedrich Nietzsche

WHB#408+n: Garlic (Allium sativum)

'music' garlic wp-image-2226 Last fall, when I went to the garden center to get seed garlic, there were several kinds from which to choose. (How Victorian of me to insist on not ending the sentence with “from”….) Staring at the various packages and names, they all looked pretty much the same to me. So, simply because I liked the idea of it in our garden, I chose “Music”.

I have no idea what kind of garlic I have planted in the past. But this year is the first in many that the planted cloves produced anything more than spring garlic greens and a spindly scape or two.

We’re thrilled with the result!! Sure, each garlic head isn’t that big, but considering how much sun our garden doesn’t get, the size of the bulbs is amazing.

And the garlic itself is stunningly beautiful, almost transluscent, like a semi-precious jewel. Its flavour is sweet and fresh and sharp – but not too sharp. It’s perfect! No wonder people love garlic so much!

Life truly is worth living with music AND garlic.

The basil I planted, on the other hand, has not fared quite as well. (continue reading )

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