Monday, September 15, 2014

Garlic planted...with great care.

This years garlic was 'so so' at best. There were maybe a dozen lovely full size gorgeous heads. Also a lot of small heads. There were many that didn't grow at all and were totally gone. I know that I did plant a few with the exposed clove where the skin had pulled off. Etc etc. Then we had a very mild winter. All in all it made me a lot more careful this year. 

Laying out the cloves. I am giving them a lot more room this year. 

There are only three rows in this 4 x 8 bed. 

Beamer the garden cat was close by for the whole planting. Honestly, isn't he the cutest thing.

I then covered the top with two wheel barrows of wood chips. And yes, I wore my mask. 


Powell River Books said...

I had trouble with my garlic this year as well. None of mine formed normal cloves. Not sure if it was the sets I purchased at the nursery or the growing conditions. Last year's did much better. - Margy

Pam's English Garden said...

I plan on growing garlic for the first time this year, Erin, so really appreciate this posting. Wish me luck. P. x

Erin said...

Hi Margy. I am coming to the conclusion that it was the winter. I had weird, garlic, heads that vanished completely, etc etc. It was weird. I took my very best and replanted and went to a farmer who doesn't spray or anything and bought a few of his just to mix in is the mine. As I always say ' there's always next year'. :-)

Erin said...

Hi Pam. If you need any garlic tips, just let me know. :-)

Yang Saya Suka said...

Great job Erin!

Erin said...

Thank you. Don't you just LOVE gardening.