|Four kinds of hardneck garlic broken into cloves|
|Two prepped beds awaiting garlic cloves|
|Planted cloves stuck waiting to be covered|
|Last year’s planting at Colchester Farms CSA|
The two beds Gary prepped are both new to garlic in our garden and are fairly well-drained so we have high hopes. Break the bulbs apart into cloves, being sure to leave the plate (the flat foot of each clove) intact; it’s where the coming season’s roots will emerge. Push each clove down into loamy earth on a dry day (like yesterday — it was lovely, warm breeze, sunshine, gorgeously prepped bed I could get my fingers into easily) about 6-8 inches apart. I plant mine in a grid and will mulch them lightly with fresh straw once I get hold of some in the next few days.
|Bulbs of Music garlic waiting to be broken apart|