Originally Posted by taxlady
I was just sayin', in case PF had gardening urges. And the garlic has to go in this year, if she wants some next year.
Yeah. One of the maintenance men who has garden plots planted here, planted two plots with just garlic. He just cut off the flower tops and is now letting them stay in the ground until next year. The bulbs are presently very small. He bought a small bale of hay and has the plots covered up and protected from the coming winter. Smart man.
I stand back and watch our residents who grew up here in the city think if you just put a seed in the ground you have a harvest growing. Whereas the maintenance folks who come from small villages south of the U.S. grew up watching their families growing the food that fed the family. And as kids they had to help take care of those gardens.
Our resident planters are upset because they had a failed crop this year. Tomatoes covered with black holes, plants that failed to finish growing, etc. I was talking to one of them and he is trying to blame the maintenance men.