I keep telling myself I should plant my garlic in October but we couldn’t because (1) I was gone and (2) it was too wet. I’ve been reading the papers that came with the garlic and one of the says to plant it two weeks before the ground freezes solid or two weeks from your coldest weather. There’s a slim chance of our ground ever freezing solid. Two weeks before our coldest weather probably means four weeks before our warmest weather! We really don’t get much cold weather so I’m going ahead and planting the garlic today.
Seven bags of garlic. That’s a heck of a lot of garlic to plant. We won’t be worried about vampires around here for a while . . not that I’ve ever worried about vampires!
Yesterday I sat out on the porch and broke all the cloves off the bulbs so all we have to do now is get them planted. Then we’re going to cover them up with tarps for the next few days because it’s supposed to rain and some of the rain could be a lot. Once the rains are over, we’ll remove the tarps, add some mulch, keep it watered and hope for a good garlic crop. I can see lots of freeze dried garlic in our future.
Can you see how big those cloves are? These are some of the prettiest cloves I’ve ever planted so. Garlic generally does good here so I’m hopeful for a good crop. I like to plant it every other year so if I get enough this year, I can skip next year. We’ll see . . you never know with a garden, especially in this area.