Thursday, July 5, 2012

Moving Garlic or Life on the Flood Plain

What you are looking at is my garden. It sits on the south west corner of the property.  This photo was taken on the morning of June 24th.  The Fraser River was rising -- had in fact been steadily rising for a week, and now was reaching the point where it was causing some serious inconvenience to us.  For as I stated earlier, this is my garden.

This is our garlic.  The wee piece to left of this photo is my flax, but that will come in another post.  This is garlic in full regalia, which now that the days are getting shorter (imagine that, we haven't even had summer yet!) it is focused on putting all its energy into making bulbs.  I don`t need to tell you that garlic doesn`t like to sit in water.  For any amount of time.

So in the midst of flood preparations and our own preparations to head out of town for a week, we decided we need to move the garlic to higher ground.

Fortunately we had a bed prepared -- ready for the annual planting of basil -- but it was there, it was dry and so, in went the garlic.

Here it is, newly planted.  Not sure if this was the right thing to do.  But we figured it could die here (maybe) or die in the standing water (for sure).

Will let you know how it turns out.

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