Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Cost Of A Global Food Chain

I mentioned in my last post that we planted garlic...did I mention that I-LOVE-GARLIC??

Here is what we did this year when we put the bulbs in the ground:

Our soil was not draining very well, so along with lots of compost, we (ok, FRED) dug in some cactus mix to loosen it up. Also, plenty of worm castings and a little handful of bone meal for each bulb. We'll see what happens. Last year we got a nice crop, but the bulbs were pretty small. Hopefully this year will be better!

On another note, this is an incredible article from the Los Angeles Times about the true cost of food...garlic is one of the subjects of the article. Please take the time to read it HERE. This is required reading. There will be a test at the end of the semester, which will count for 1/3 of your grade!



Trey said...

Scary stuff! The world food market won't see the subsistent farming you guys are doing. Keep up the good work!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

We're planting ginger on our balcony in Malaysia. Hope it grows well!