Garlic is almost ready

First few heads of garlic pulled out of the garden. Note the small clove size.

When I was small I was one of those people who would open all their Christmas gifts early and then would wrap them up again and pretend to be surprised on Christmas morning. Actually, forget the “small” part…I still do that and my family has learned to keep my presents hidden until the last possible moment.  The problem with having this type of personality in the garden is that once you pull something out, you can’t put it back again.

Today I pulled a bunch of garlic out of the garden. Although it isn’t too early, many of the heads were in dampish soil, so I am going to let the rest dry out more before pulling them up. Although I had a 100% germination rate on the garlic (every single one that was planted, grew), the size of the heads is a little disappointing and some only seem to have two or three cloves.

These garlics are now “resting” in the garage for a few weeks before I eat them. I will likely seek out a fresh source of planting garlic for next year instead of planting these ones again.

About Chrystal

This blog is my online journal to keep track of what is going on in different parts of the garden, different times of the year.
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