The Greenhouse,

is about growing matters, focusing on my greenhouse and potager. I grow mainly vegetables, herbs and spices but flowers have their given place too. From seed to table, this is the nursery for my living food, we cook a lot of delicious food and I say a potager is the cook’s best friend. The greenhouse makes it possible to grow essential, colourful, warmth loving fruit and vegetables even in this climate such as tomatoes and chillies. My main blog is Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden. View my profile


Garlic - Allium sativum

This post 'GARLIC' was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog The Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden

Healthy food in the potager

AUK, did U know that...
Amusing Unnecessery Knowledge:

" Much of the garlic production in the United States is centered on Gilroy, California, which calls itself the 'garlic capital of the world'." I like that, garlic capital of the world.

China produces over 12.000.000 tonnes of garlic, US 222 thousand tonnes and Sweden...well we are not even on the list. I can contribute with 1 kilo or so :-)

This year I planted the garlic together with some houseleeks Sempervivum, just a crazy idea I got, I wonder how this bed will look next summer.

Happy gardening/ TYRA

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Willow said...

Hello Tyra, I know nothing about growing garlic, even though I live in California (drove through stinky Gilroy six months ago). But last week, I was reading a book that discussed growing garlic and I decided that next year I'd try to grow some. Yours looks so appetizing that now I'm convinced I must do it!

Carol said...

Hi There Tyra! I love your photography! You tell such a wonderful story with your collages. So lovely!!! I think it a great idea to plant garlic that way. I love your garlic boss too. I still have to get out and plant mine! Enjoy! Carol

Barbee' said...

Sempervivum and garlic: Hmmmm, now those are strange bedfellows. Interesting idea. Hope we get to see them come next summer :)

Naturegirl said...

Garlic! Nature's natural antibiotic..I am eating lots to promote healing!!

*Ulrike* said...

We do love garlic here! I mean really love garlic as when you open the fridge and smell the garlic from my leftover meal!! Your dirt is so lovely there, I envy you!!! I am going to be raking a lot of leaves this week and putting all of them into my compost bins. Your photos are always so lovely.
Have a wonderful day!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Tyra, garlic is something I rarely use. My Mom was Irish and never cooked with it so I didn't learn to use it either.

Planted a bulb in my garden a couple years ago just to see it growing. Never harvested it and enjoy the blooms each year.

Théa & Linnéa said...

Ska bli spännande att se hur det ser ut i sommar!
Härlig inspiration!

Malar Gandhi said...

Hi Tyra,

Its good to discover your blog'...very adorable pictures.

Garlic is my favourite spice, I can't think of cooking anything without it:)

Catalina said...

Mmmm I love to roast a bulb with olive oil. Then I blend up the cloves with more olive oil. I add this garlic paste to Everything!
Love the idea of hen and chicks (Sempervivum) with garlic! Too cute!