I remember when we were inbetween homes a few years back. Actually no, we had a home. But it was an old Bedford ambulance that we converted into a camper.
We were house sitting our friends place in Picton and Andre had a plait of garlic hanging in her kitchen. That plait of garlic made me really yearn to be back on terra firma again. To have a piece of dirt. To grow garlic!
Now when I gaze lovingly at my plaits of garlic (and shallots) I remember that time and am grateful for where we are. (Here’s where I learnt to plait my hardneck garlic)
I’ve had three gardens since we decided “to stop being so transient” (ha!) and now the time has come to move again.
My chamomile crops are done, I’ve got my garlic and shallots, I’m missing out on most of my tomatoes due to this late season. But our family is growing, we need more space and we’ve found a wonderful place that suits our needs. It’s not in Paekakariki, boo-hoo! But it’s still within the Kapiti region!
I have a HUGE space to develop my gardens. I’ll be able to grow larger herb crops and trial other herbs as crops.
The first beds I’ll prepare though will be the allium beds so they’ll be ready for planting by May/June to plant my garlic and shallots.
Expect many more posts on developing new gardens……!