Friday, October 25, 2013

Garlic Planting 2013

We planted the garlic today at Winterberry Farm--500 cloves from the 2012 crop. 
My parents helped me. Dad had prepped the garden bed by discing and adding manure. Mom helped me break open the 100-plus garlic bulbs. Dad helped hoe the 4-inch deep rows, while Mom supervised as the QA/QC person. She thought the rows were slightly wavy, but otherwise a good planting. Did I mention that my Mom is 92 and my Dad is 91? They are awesome.
Here's a look at the five rows spaced 9 inches apart
and planted with 100 cloves each spaced 6 inches apart. 
And then covered with two inches of soil and finally about 4 inches of light straw. 

2 comments:

  1. Wow, you must have had a great crop to save 500 cloves for replanting. I can only dream! Hope you have a great crop next year.

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  2. Thanks Misti. It feels good to plant the garlic every year.

    Ellen

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