Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Next season's garlic
I've heard several people saying it is too late to think about putting garlic in, and yet it feels like I only just harvested last year's little crop. Then I saw my planting notes from last year saying I planted 35 cloves on 20 May, so maybe it's not too late after all. It was a late crop but I was happy with it and I have plenty left - see photo below. They might not be the biggest bulbs, but the cloves are good sized and tasty. The year before I only planted nine cloves and they were gone too soon. This year's harvest will last a bit longer. Today I planted even more, of three different varieties, so fingers crossed they do as well as last year.
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.