October is garlic planting month around here.  We purchased some red chesnok (paper bag) and music (red container) seed garlic from a local farm that produces acres of the stuff every year.  They specialize in garlic and raspberries, an odd combination.  The giant cloves in the glass bowl were saved from our garden, and include our blue ribbon winning garlic heads from the fair last month.  I don’t recall what kind it is, we save our own every year and only propagate the best.  I got the easy job, which was breaking the heads into cloves.  Brian did the planting.  We’ve got three raised beds dedicated to this stuff, 100 plants per bed.  You plant a clove of garlic then next  June you harvest a head of garlic.   If you’re in gardening zone 7, grab some garlic from your kitchen and stick a clove or two in the ground.  Next Summer, you’ll be happy you did!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lorraine
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 08:36:14

    You think that’s enough garlic to get you through the winter???


  2. Linda
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 13:23:46

    There’s never enough garlic, is there? 😉 We just planted about 200 cloves this morning, and now it’s SNOWING – in October. Sheesh….


  3. Connie
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 13:32:30

    Wow, snow already!? Where are you located?


  4. Linda
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 08:55:26

    We’re in Connecticut – the Northeast Corner by Massachusetts.


  5. Connie
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:20:37

    We lived for many years in Dutchess County, NY


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