Sunday, March 29, 2009

Garlic is happiness


I love everything about garlic. Here is a new bed I prepared last fall, about 4 ft. X 18 ft. I worked in six, 5-gallon buckets of compost because garlic grows great in rich, loose soil.There are four rows, each with about 50 plants from cloves I planted in October. This is ‘German White’ a hard-neck cultivar that has done well for me in Maryland. I used chopped leaves to mulch the bed. In a few weeks, I’ll pull the mulch back and lightly fertilize each row with some FertileGro, a dried chicken litter fertilizer I bought a few years ago. Not sure if you can buy it in gardener-size bags anymore.