Friday, January 7, 2011

Planting garlic

Taking it one clove at a time we planted our over 17 different unique varieties on about a 1/4 acre. Just a few of the names included Chamiskuri, Georgian Fire, Spanish Roja, Flaming Lips, Slovenian and many more! We are excited to diversify our what most people know as table garlic and add more color and flavor to the palate and eyes...
The above picture shows the succession work of our farmer friend spreading his sheep manure, discing twice and then finally coordinating with our Amish neighbor to come with his mule and mound our beds for planting. We were lucky to accomplish all this between the erratic weather so we were ready to have a planting work party during the skill share weekend.