Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Garlic planting for 2015

I'm late with the garlic planting this year by about a week, but the weather was so mild until recently, I was afraid the plants would grow too much and get killed off when winter arrived. Looks like that won't be an issue from this weekend on out.

Anyway, here's the count:

German Extra Hardy: 60+ cloves planted

Red Russian: 40+ (probably closer to 50, because I didn't count the little cloves between the larger ones)

Early variety (I think -- they're "rounds" rather than cloves): 15

Plus, too many to count of the bulbils from the Red Russian variety, in a strip that's pretty much solid manure (composted).

I still need to cover everything up with mulch, but I'll wait until the ground starts to freeze.