I had hopes of planting a nice mix of garlic this season, particularly some red skinned & hot varieties. Unfortunately I procrastinated to the point that all the mail order garlic is sold out and all the supermarket garlic seems to be from China. So it would appear that I have to make due with what I have this year.
This is all the garlic I saved from this seasons garden for replanting. I'm not sure what variety this is but I picked it up at a local farm in 2008. It produces huge cloves on small heads, about 5 cloves per head. I quite like it so I will have to save more for next seasons planting.
This season I spaced the garlic out a lot more after over crowding them last year. They are placed at a minimum of 4" from each side. I am hoping for larger head this year with the added space.
After planting all the seed I saved I was three cloves short of filling the area so I looked around the garden and found garlic sprouting that I missed harvesting. Out of these two clumps I managed to salvage three cloves that were big enough for replanting.
Here they are in the ground. If I recall correctly these replanted ones are a softneck garlic from the supermarket that I planted last fall. Now I will just play the waiting game and envision 8 big garlic heads next summer. Mental note - Next year order garlic early!
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