Our 2013 Vegetable Garden can be summed up in a word, “Garlic.”
This fall, I find myself going through gardening withdrawal and thanks to the goodness of garlic being a fall-planted crop, I have been able to get a bit of a fix and get my hands dirty in the planting.
The instructions give a large window of time to plant with October after the first light frost being ideal. Leaving the seed lying around, just begging to be peeled open is a dangerous thing in our home so we planted just this side of ideal. (We haven’t had our first light frost yet but expect it any day. Maybe even tonight.)
I tried to do some math during planting… The pound of garlic seed I bought came in six heads. So I divided all the cloves into groups of six of which there ended up being 11 full piles. So I’m wondering if an optimistic estimate for the 2014 garlic harvest would be about 11 pounds??
Guess we’ll see next year.