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Mulch in a Pot

Category: GARLIC | Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:09 pm

Garlic ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
I noticed that the earth in the pot gets quite dry during the day because of the hot weather and intruders are raring their ugly heads!

Still Lifeless ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
The garlic seems to be happy just sitting there while the intruders were busy marking their territories.

Mulched ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
I was mowing the lawn and I thought why not mulch it with the grass clipping to keep the intruders at bay and the earth in the pot moist. I have never put mulch in a pot before and it looks like a good idea at that time. Now I'm thinking ... will it affect the garlic?

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Cayuga Morning wrote on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:04 am:

So are these intruders insect eggs or weeds?

Cayuga Morning wrote on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:05 am:

By the way, I love your description 'resident intruders' and how you labelled them!!!


KK Ng wrote on Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:20 pm:

Thanks Cayuga, the intruders are the weeds.


Jerry Sullivan wrote on Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:43 pm:

Weeds seem to be very opportunistic but then again they are usually the ones with the most seeds. I will try that one KK, trying of course not to introduce weeds from the clippings.



Miss Liberty wrote on Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:12 pm:

Good luck on the garlic. I want to try some next year. Growing up, garlic came out of a plastic bottle that you sprinkled. I tried to buy one the first time the husband and I went grocery shopping together. Big mistake. He always uses fresh and minces it himself. Big BIG difference. Keep us informed on how it grows. I'll be learning from you. :)


KK Ng wrote on Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:22 am:

Hi Miss Liberty, thanks and please do try it. Fresh is always the best and I love garlic too. Best garlic according to the Chinese is old garlic, it cost 25~30% more than ordinary garlic and it is worth paying a premium for it. I have heard fall garlic is more flavourful that garlic planted in spring, so maybe old garlic = fall garlic. If we have 4 seasons here, I will definitely plant them in autumn.


Frank wrote on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:00 am:

Keep us updated KK!

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