November 8, 2016

Planting the Next Crop of Garlic

Everyone at the farm is busy completing our long list of autumn chores and tasks. The mild weather has provided a little more time to plant our bulbs, and get a head start on blowing and raking all those leaves.

Garlic is among the last crops we planted. Although garlic can be planted in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked, fall planting is recommended for most gardeners. This allows extra time for the bulbs to grow and become more flavorful for the summer harvest. 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, and carries antioxidant properties. Knowing that I also grow the garlic myself makes it even more special.

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