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garlic twirling

garlic twirling
Originally uploaded by inatangle.
Look what garlic does as it's growing--goes all wild and curls this way and that. Look at those curls! Later on it settles down and straightens out... yikes, I feel an ANALOGY coming on!

But it sure is fun right now while it's crazy :-)

I posted more photos at my flickr account (you can get to them by clicking "inatangle")


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Jun. 24th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Very interesting! I added you as my very first "friend" or contact on flickr. :)
Jun. 25th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love your photos :-)
Jun. 24th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow...

I'm intending to plant some garlic as soon as I get my act together. The purple variety is so hard to find in shops, and I prefer it to the white variety.
Jun. 25th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
Apparently there are as many different types of garlic as there are apples. Some places have garlic festivals! I think having an apple tasting would be fun (there's an orchard near here that grows both old heirloom apples and new experimental apples, as well as standards--it's a university orchard). I wonder about a garlic tasting, though...
Jun. 24th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Had some of the mum in law's garlic tops today on salad. They taste so yummy. Can't get 'em to cook well, then they just taste like old wet grass. Good raw.
Jun. 25th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Yummy!
That's good to know--I've never had much success cooking them either; I'll try them raw (if I can bear to cut them...)
Jun. 25th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
Hehheh, I can just imagine the parallels you are drawing in your mind! I haven't seen garlic "sowing wild oats" before!

We are ALL enjoying your garden asakiyume!
Jun. 25th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)
Now when I walk through my garden, I have all my lj friends with me in my mind--it's nice!

Jun. 25th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for sharing these...yes I feel that metaphor coming too...

I have never seen garlic twirls before...just the after product. It looks a little bit like spring onion.

Jun. 25th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
very much like spring onion--as heyes says, you can eat the stalk and the flower (like chives--have you ever used the flowers of chives in a salad? They're so pretty.)
Jun. 25th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
Learning Curl ;)
I told you I was learning with each post of yours. My Learning Curve has been looking steep lately. After this post of yours, I am going to start calling it my Learning Twirl!! :))
Jun. 25th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Learning Curl ;)
I like that idea--instead of being a standard curve, you can veer this way and that--that definitely feels more like a typical learning pattern :-) Some of the things you discover when you're veering and spiraling remain with you always!
Jun. 25th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, greatly resembles my teenage years!!
Jun. 25th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
Way to go! Life needs some curls and twirls! I'm not even sure we always need to straighten out (but garlic does...)
Jun. 25th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
How interesting! I wish I was gardeny. I am pretty proud, though, of this one ivy I've kept alive for a couple of years ;)

Do you braid the heads together when they're done?
Jun. 25th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
It's pretty hard to be garden-y while you're at school--something about moving from dorm to dorm, or even from rental room/house to rental room/house... hard to start from scratch each time.

I mainly killed things when I tried to grow them in college... I'm impressed that you've kept the ivy alive!

You can braid the stalks of soft-stalk garlic, but these ones are hard stalked. They're not really flexible enough to. I love those garlic braids, though; they're pretty.
Jun. 25th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Haha, actually I live at home. The closest I ever got to gardening was digging a huge hole in the backyard, never planting, and really pissing off my father. I had the best intentions, I swear! ;)
Jun. 25th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
Well, you get extra points for living at home during college--I'm told that can be hard, even with all the love in the world between parent and kid.
Jun. 25th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
Yay points! It is difficult, I won't lie. Fortunately for me, though, my folks are great, and there isn't much I can't do that I would in an apartment situation.
Jun. 25th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Are you saying you are a big, twine of garlic??

I hope I stop twirling some day. :)

I had a big a-ha moment today. So I've been staring at your photo's with awe, wondering how I, too, can take such gorgeous photo's. Then it hit me (here comes the a-ha). You have a gorgeous garden. How can you take anything but gorgeous photo's. Truly, I really mean it. I'm continually wow-ed by both. :)
Jun. 26th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
(blushes) Thank you! It's not actually a great garden--I mean, it doesn't produce a whole lot or anything like that--but I do love it. It makes me happy going by it. I even love the weeds. Maybe especially!

Don't stop twirling! It's so pretty! Well... unless you're getting dizzy. Then you can stop :-)
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