The circle begins again: Last weekend it was about time to plant my garlic.
Like always in fall, when the temperatures drop constantly below 15 degrees Celsius, the time has come: The garlic needs to be planted. I have the 6th season ahead of me and I have experimented a bit, before I had the most wonderful harvest last august: 50 huge and chubby bulbs of garlic! And of course I want the same next year!
I am using 2 raised beds of about 80×120 cm. For the first time I have two different varieties:
- Casablanca, a sort with small cloves and according to the package, a sharp and intense taste. I have never used that one before but the nurseries were nearly sold out except this sort. That is why I sacrificed 3 bulbs of my homegrown garlic:
- Messidrome, a purple – white-ish garlic with huge cloves, mild and aromatic in taste.
I planted 40 cloves of each variety, each variety in one raised bed. I improved the quality of the soil with some cow-manure.
All that is left to do: wait and look forward to February, when the first shoots show up, depending on how harsh the winter has been.