Friday, April 16, 2010

The Garlic IS Alive!

We fall plant garlic for bigger, better bulbs earlier.  We have to order it online in the fall because it is impossible to find in any garden centre or store around here.  We love the selection at Botanus and the value of Vesey's - and have used both as our fall source.  Garlic overwinters quite beautifully here, even in our extremely harsh climate.  We don't do anything to winter protect it, and we've planted it quite late - middle of October one year!  The earlier it comes up the better - we're always a little worried that Farmer Man will plow it under in his spring cultivation cycle if it's not showing.  No worries this year - Farmer Man can spot it no problem!  Can hardly wait for fresh garlic.......


  1. Yum yum yum!!


  2. You don't put straw over it? wow. Brave folks :) Mine's up too.