Posted on: September 17, 2018 | Written By: Kristin Uhing | Comments


My wife and I recently moved back from Western North Carolina and bought an old brick Victorian house we are renovating. Late this past summer we got excited about Doug’s great book Basil , Tomatoes and Garlic. Anyhow we decided to grow garlic amongst other things this next year . We researched organic garlic suppliers and went with a semi -local provider for the Music variety. Well as we knew we couldn’t plant till October / November. As life often does we became busy with the renovations , kids and life. Over Christmas I found the bulbs of Garlic while looking for a hiding spot for Christmas presents. After some thought I wrapped then up for NY Daughter from Santa. She was a but puzzled but who doesn’t want garlic for Christmas (Dracula aside). Anyhow, we said a prayer did a dance and planted them the day after Christmas. So here’s hoping for a late summer Christmas miracle in 2017.

Sincerely yours,

The absent minded gardener –

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Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”