Almost There!

Hello everyone,

I am just starting up this brand-new blog of mine, so hang in there for those of you who may have found this blog mostly empty. First of all, I will be covering garlic planting in my garden. It will be my second attempt. My first attempt, spring of 2011 (notice I said “spring”; mistake no. 1), failed, and I will later go into the details of why I believe I failed along with information of what I’m planning on doing differently this time around, also why I think there is a chance of success with these changes implemented (planting in the fall should help considerably.) The first time, I just dove into it after a friend gave me some sprouted cloves to try. Without being sufficiently prepared for it, along with making some glaring mistakes, I was bound to fail. But it was a fun experiment never-the-less. I’m actually glad I did what I did, so that now when I have spent money on good garlic seed, I have a chance of being successful. A chance. Doesn’t mean it will work; for one thing, I will attempt to plant soft-neck garlic, which isn’t really the right kind for my zone (I’m in zone 5.) It will be fascinating to see what happens! My goal is to produce enough bulbs to make a pretty garlic braid (need soft-neck for that) to hang in my kitchen, which I can pick from whenever I need some for cooking, and to also have seed leftover for planting the following fall.

So, stay put! I’m hoping to get them in-ground this week!


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