March 23, 2015

Planting Garlic At The Farm

We’re officially in the spring season. Here in the Northeast, temperatures are slowly rising and all that snow is finally melting away. Over the next few weeks, color and growth will return to the gardens.
At my farm, early spring is usually when the garlic plants start to emerge. Garlic was among the last crops we planted before the long winter. We planted a lot of garlic from Keene Organics, a family owned farm in Wisconsin that sells certified organic and naturally grown gourmet bulbs for both eating and planting.
Garlic is great for cooking and very good for your health. It is known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It carries antioxidant properties, and boosts the immune system. Knowing that I also grew the garlic myself makes it even more special.
Here are some photos of the garlic planted last October. I’ll post a follow-up after the summer harvest. Enjoy…