Monday, October 12, 2009

Garlic Planting Time

It is Garlic Planting Time at our house. This year we are putting in a lot of garlic. Most of it will be in the large 4' x 60' market garden beds. A few special types (Ontario Purple Trillum, Chesnok Red, and Elephant), along with some French and Gray Shallots are getting planted in one of the potager.

Here is the potager bed all prepared.

JJ planting garlic on a 6 inch grid.

We will mulch the whole bed with straw when it gets a little colder. The garlic will grow right through the straw. It should do just fine here where it wont get too much wind.

P.S. In the market garden bed we have about 1000 plants. Mostly Ukranian Red with some Italian Late Softneck for braiding.

OFB posted a great bit about garlic dip. Check it out for some great, seasonally appropriate suggestions for garlic and personal safety.
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