Friday, January 18, 2013

Garlic Update

Garlic cloves planted December 14th, 2012
      These smallest of my garlic cloves were broadcast in an empty cold frame on December 14th, about five weeks ago.  They were just on the surface, then covered with an inch or two of well aged leaf mold.  An inch of good garden dirt would have been a good alternative.  The following shot shows their progress to this morning:

Sprouted garlic, January 18th, 2012
      The much larger cloves that were planted directly in the garden, are just now beginning to sprout, and do not have the darker green color of the cold frame garlic sprouts:

Some yellowish sprouts just breaking the soil
      The cold frame seems to be really helping to get the undersized cloves started.


  1. Wow, I'm still envious of your ability with Garlic lol. Mine are still alive, all 6 of em lol.


    1. Linda, now you are started with garlic. If your six cloves produce nice heads, you may have over 40 cloves to plant out next year. Maybe you can even eat one or two. But then think of next years' harvest. I probably planted more than a thousand cloves, and have wonderful garlic that we are still eating everyday. All started from probably less than ten heads of garlic.