Thursday, January 12, 2012
Okay! As promised, today I am going to tell you about something cool that I started! The cool thing is......
Here is the thing I hate most about garlic: the environmental impact. Did you know that pretty much all grocery store garlic is imported from freaking CHINA? When it is a perfectly easy thing to grow in freaking CANADA? I always die a little inside when I buy grocery store garlic, and when the last grocery store garlic I bought started sprouting, I decided to do a little research into if it is possible to grow garlic indoors in the winter.
The answer to that question appeared to be a resounding DUH and also it is apparently as easy as "put some dirt in a pot. Put a clove in the dirt. Water it sometimes. Give it some sun."
So, I put some dirt in a pot, put a clove in the dirt, watered it, and flew up to work for the week (yes, I recognize the irony of my environmental consciousness, but let's start that debate another time), pretty much forgetting completely about the garlic.
I got home last night and suddenly remembered my garlic. "Did you water my garlic???" I asked my sisters. "No" said Megan. "What garlic?" said Allyson. I ran into the next room where the garlic was planted (as if getting there half a second faster might save the garlic from drying out) and saw THIS:
(Except it was dark so it wasn't that exact scene.)
Wow! Amazing! Without being watered for a whole week to boot! I am really excited about this project now, and can't wait to see how it turns out! Hopefully, no more planet-killing-China-garlic for me!