Grow and Cure Your Own Garlic
The weather is slowly starting to cool off around here, which means many people are thinking about pulling up their gardens and moving their plants to a warmer spot, but our friends at the Your gardening doesn't have to end just because the sun is setting a little sooner than it used to. Garlic-especially the hardneck variety-is pretty happy in cooler weather, and fall is the best time to plant it so you'll have plenty of bulbs and scapes (the green, twirly necks at the top) to harvest in early spring or summer of next year:
Best of all, all you need to plant your own garlic is some rich, loose soil, and a few cloves separated from their bulbs. The bigger the clove, the larger the resulting bulb. Toss it in the ground, cover it over, and you're done. Of course, there's more to the process-but frankly, not much more. Planting garlic is easy, and you can do it in your garden over the winter, or you can keep a planter or box on the porch or patio in the cold weather. Hit the link below for more instructions, and don't throw out the garlic scapes when you harvest-they're great in almost everything.
How To Grow, Cure And Store Your Own Garlic | Old World Garden Farms