December 7, 2020

Planting Next Year's Garlic Crop

It’s so busy at my Bedford, New York farm. My outdoor grounds crew is working off a long list of important autumn tasks, which includes planting our next crop of garlic.

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. Every year, we plant 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 well known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and carries many antioxidant properties. Knowing that I also grow the garlic myself makes it even more special.

Here are some photos.