Posted June 26, 2012 by Jimmy Cracked-Corn in garden, life happens, raised bed, seed saving, urban homestead, vegetable gardening. Tagged: bulb, clove, garlic, upside down. 13 Comments
Last fall I apparently planted one of my cloves of garlic upside down. With a great amount of effort, it grew anyway. I salute it’s resolve.
Posted by Stacey Kaylor Butcher on June 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm
That is GREAT!
Posted by Jimmy Cracked-Corn on June 27, 2012 at 8:06 am
Thanks Stacey! I had to laugh when I saw it.
Posted by Growing Up in the Garden on June 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm
I had a couple of those myself. They did the exact same thing. Now, that is resiliency.
Posted by Jimmy Cracked-Corn on June 27, 2012 at 8:08 am
I suppose that HAS to happen for this to be a self-propagating, self-reseeding variety.
Posted by healingmagichands on June 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm
I did that with a bunch of flower bulbs one time; unfortunately it resulted in their death rather than resilience. Garlic is an amazing force of nature.
I agree. Garlic is not just tasty, it’s GOOD for you!
Posted by wildcatprepper on June 27, 2012 at 6:21 am
Interesting, I wonder if you could get garlic to grow upside down in a modified window pot? I am sure it would look odd, but I am finding that veggies just grow better and yeild more fruit upside down. Going to have to think this one over.
Posted by Jimmy Cracked-Corn on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 am
My instinct says that no matter what, the greens would grow UP, but then again I would have expected the same from a tomato, so please try it.
Posted by wildcatprepper on July 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm
I am actually finding that my tomato experiment with the topsy turvy pot is yeilding better results than my irrigation system at the moment. Maybe this is because I used a raw egg for fertilizer, but considering I tried this on my pepper plant as well, and it is not showing good results, I haven’t determined just yet if the upside down method is good for all veggies or not. Hmm….perhapse this IS worth looking into.
Posted by Leilani on June 27, 2012 at 10:01 am
Ha! Way to go, determined garlic. Nature is amazing!
Posted by Jimmy Cracked-Corn on July 5, 2012 at 9:01 am
Life has a way of wanting to live. That’s why life insurance works out for the insurance companies!
Posted by faking40at50 on June 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm
never doubt the resolve of any living thing. It will find a way up around and over. I am amazed to see grass trying to grow between the crack in a sidewalk in New York City. Life is finding a way!. Love this blog
Posted by Jimmy Cracked-Corn on July 5, 2012 at 8:58 am
Agreed! Life will always find a way to continue! Thank you.
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