Thank you everyone for commenting on my panic attack of the garlic sprouting. I am so relieved that everything is normal. Thanks also for all the tips you all provided. It's great to know that there is a wealth of knowledge out there in the gardening blogosphere. I don't know where I can find straw in my area, I might just cut my grass and let it dry so I can use it as mulch.
I was going through photos on my camera and came across these photos that I forgot to post. My friend and I met up in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn 2 weeks ago to go shopping. Well, she did the shopping, and since I'm on a budget I just "window" shopped. Boerum Hill has a lot of cute boutiques, vintage furniture stores, restaurants. While walking around, I saw this garden store called Dig. They had nice plants and awesome containers and plant supplies. There were so many things I wanted to buy, but I resisted because I am trying to spend only on what I need, not what I want. It is SO hard to resist, but I'll come back when I have saved, and can spend money there.
After all the walking around, we were famished. We went to the The New St. Clair Restaurant because we were in the mood for burger and fries. The St. Clair is a "fancy" diner. Burgers are such an American classic, and yet, sometimes it's hard to find a good juicy beef burger! This was one of the best burgers that I've had in a really long time. The burger I ordered was called the Mexican, it had avocado, jalapeno peppers, salsa and cheddar cheese. So good! And the fries were crispy and perfectly cooked.