Thursday, September 25, 2008

Garlic Planted

Garlic cloves laid out in the bed ready for planting.
Jo got our garlic planted Wednesday afternoon.  She was a couple of weeks late getting the garlic in the ground, but everything we've done out in the garden this year has been late.
Here in the South, garlic is planted in the late summer or early fall.  It sprouts and grows to a foot or so in height before the weather gets cold.  During winter, the garlic remains green but goes dormant and stops growing.  Our temperatures in the teens and occasional snow and ice do not hurt it.   When the warmer days of spring arrive, the garlic starts growing again and is ready to dig by mid-July.
I hope this year's late-planted garlic has a chance to get established before our weather turns cold.