This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

garlic in april

garlic in april 150

It looks like it'll be a fantastic year for garlic. Maybe its the big fancy (expensive) bulbs I mail ordered, or maybe it was a good winter for garlic. Maybe both. It seems it was a fairly average winter here - not overly cold, good snow cover and then an early, warm, sunny and very wet spring. Anyway, the plants are big and healthy looking.

I counted today about 100 garlic plants in my plot. Maybe too many, but in past years I haven't had near enough, so I'm still working out how much I can use. I'm hoping to be able to save my own bulbs for planting next year. Maybe 10% will be for replanting and I won't have to pay the high price of seed bulbs. I bought very nice quality garlic last fall from Territorial.



Anonymous Chiot's Run said...

I also got garlic from Territorial last fall. So far so good on the plants. Not quite as big as yours, but we're a little behind on weather I think.

I'd love to grow enough to save for planting, but I'm not sure if I have the space. Maybe when I expand the edible gardens into the front yard.

April 17, 2010 4:01 PM

Blogger ~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

My garlic is doing very well also. It's really grown in the last two weeks. I simply planted it from saved cloves of last year's crop.

April 17, 2010 4:12 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Great to expand into your front yard with edibles! My neighbor down the road just turned over her whole front yard for vegetables. She had a nice vegetable garden there last year too. Not a common sight, but I love it.

April 17, 2010 4:42 PM

Blogger Daphne said...

I think it is a really good year for garlic so far. Mine is doing really well this year. I even had no winter kill at all.

April 17, 2010 5:39 PM

Blogger Rachel said...

Yes, a good year for garlic indeed! Mine is bigger than I've ever seen it before - up to about mid-thigh already. I should go count how many we planted. We never have enough.

April 17, 2010 9:23 PM


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