Monday, August 27, 2012

Planting Garlic

Several weeks ago, the veggie garden was solarized.
Over the weekend, the cover was taken off
so that I could plant one of my favorite crops.

This garlic was picked up at our local grocery store.
Starting with organic is important.

From one head of garlic...

you get all these chances for new plants.

About 12 were planted in the square-foot veggie garden.

Here's the root end.  

That's the part that gets planted down
about 6 inches.
Four should fit into one square foot plot.

Just for kicks, I put some into the butterfly garden.
I'm thinking of changing it into an herb garden,
as it's right near the kitchen door
and we have many other areas in the yard
that the butterflies enjoy.
I'll be curious to see if there's a difference in the two locations.
We were blessed with a bit of rain
in the afternoon.  Love it when Mother Nature
gives her seal of approval.

Garlic is one thing we use an awful lot of around here.
Guess we won't have to worry about any vampires, eh?