November 23, 2019

Planting Next Year's Garlic

Everyone at the farm is busy completing our long list of autumn tasks. This week’s milder weather provided a little more time to plant more bulbs, including next year’s crop of garlic. If you have garlic to plant, try to get it into the ground before the end of the month. 

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 develop 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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