November 13, 2017

Planting Garlic at My Farm

Our big fall planting project continues at my Bedford, New York farm.

With the arrival of our first hard frost and several cold and windy days, everyone is rushing to get all the bulbs in the ground. Among our tasks - planting next season's crop of garlic. Although this can be done in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked, fall planting is recommended for most gardeners. This allows extra time for the garlic 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 as well as cholesterol, and carries many antioxidant properties. Knowing that I also grow the garlic myself makes it even more special.

Enjoy these photos.