17 October 2009

garlic planted

How wonderful to spend an autumn afternoon planting things. As I was placing 72 cloves of garlic in one half of one of our 4'x4' boxes in the vegetable garden, B said, "There isn't a better or more clich├ęd example of death and resurrection than putting a seed in the ground, is there?" And, really, when you think about it, putting a little kernel of something into the cold ground with the expectation that it will sprout in the spring is pretty awesome.

South to north, two rows apiece of six cloves per row, for a total of 12 rows of garlic, here's what takes up half of the left middle box in our vegetable garden:
  • Shantung Purple
  • Susanville
  • Polish White
  • Corsican Red
  • Inchelium Red
  • Lorz Italian
These are all softneck garlic, which means they'll store well (is that correct?)

Our first attempt at garlic!


  1. Softneck garlic stores extremely well compared to hardneck types.
    Be sure to save some cloves to replant next fall!


  2. I will! The starter pack I bought was more expensive than I thought it would be, so I am planning on putting some aside!