Monday, October 26, 2009

Get Your Garlic in the Ground

I'm probably a week or two late this year in getting my garlic in the ground, but I think it will forgive me. Last year, I planted about 3 dozen organic cloves; the results were small but powerful. This year, I might plant a mix of those same cloves and some larger ones from the grocery, as La Familia goes through a lot of garlic in a year, so I would like some larger heads.

The happy sight of garlic shoots in the spring rivals those of crocus and asparagus. Harvest in July, when the leaves/stalks start to turn brown, dry for a few weeks, wipe off the dirt, and store in a dark, dry place.

Little work for a big return.

1 comment:

  1. i am not cool or earthy enough to knit scarves, save the earth or plant nice things at this time. but i wanted to say how much i enjoyed one of your comments on honeypie's rant. the world is a better place because of people like you. happy holidays