2011 Garlic Plantings

The garlic plantings are complete. This fall, we planted 241 pounds with an expected yield of 1,193 pounds. The planting began on October 8th and finished on November 3rd. The process begins by taking the cured garlic bundles from the drying shed and cutting the bulbs from stems. And then, just prior to planting, the bulbs are cracked open (outer layer of parchments removed) to separate the bulbs into the individual cloves. These cloves are then sown into the soil. After several iterations of this process, the end result is the planted garlic field shown below.

Cured Garlic Bundles

 
 
 
 

Trimmed Garlic Bulbs

 
 

Separated Garlic Cloves

 
 

Planted Garlic Field

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Garlic Farmer
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5 Responses to 2011 Garlic Plantings

  1. Sharon says:

    Fantastic! I just planted some yesterday. I hope it’s not too late. I covered them with a warming layer of dead leaf mulch.

  2. Eli Gurevich says:

    Please give me permission to use your photo of hanging garlic bundles on my blog.
    Thanks
    Eli

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