‘Tis the Season for Transylvanian

Halloween Night! What a fright! Protect yourself with Transylvanian Garlic! Special sale on braids – while supplies last. Warning! It packs more than just a little bite. Seriously. I warned you. Vampires need not apply.

A Somewhat Unconventional Garlic Garden

I tried a little unconventional approach to this year’s garlic garden. I built the beds in a series of circles around nitrogen-fixing shrubs and a meandering form that looks a lot like my life – er, I mean, a whirligig. Whatever. I was lost.

Got Garlic???? YES we DO!

We still have lots of garlic! In trying to set up a storefront, I wiped out my page that lists them. If you’re looking for great garlic to plant or to eat, shoot me an email and I’ll get back to you. It might take me awhile to find a fix!

Garlic Planting Planner

Having trouble figuring out how much garlic you can plant in your garden? Or maybe how much garden you need to plant all your garlic? I’ve created a little tool in Excel that will do all the math for you – leaving you more time to get down and get dirty in the garden! Check out the Barbolian Fields Garlic Planting Planner.

Garlic Still Available!

Got garlic? We do! Need some? Contact me! This post lists what’s left…

Surrounded by Garlic!

Got garlic? One can never have too much. See what it’s like to be surrounded by about 1000 bulbs and over 130 pounds of this fragrant stuff — swooooon…

Barbolian Garlic Harvest 2011

Our garlic harvest was a full month later than in some years, but yes – the garlic is in and hanging in the shed – AND THE GOOD NEWS IS: IT LOOKS FANTASTIC!

Self-Imposed Limitations, Sustainability, and Creatively Breaking Rules

I’ve hit a turning point. Actually, several of them. In the process, I’ve been examining my self-imposed limitations, my concept of sustainability, and why now is the best time to break a few rules. Another lengthy psycho-analysis post of how our gardens teach us much about life and visa versa – and what to do about it.

Garlic Under Snow

Snowstorm in the PNW! The garlic is under a blanket. Here’s a good recipe for a simple high-energy food mix for the birds.