It’s that time of year! Garlic goes in the ground late Fall, so it has just enough time to develop a root system and then hibernate until the Spring kicks in. Naturally, as in all my Ithaca plantings, I’m late.
I stopped by the farmers market to pick out some extra-large, hearty heads of garlic from the nice farmer at Unexpected Farm’s booth. He explained that the best cloves to plant were in a set of four per head. I picked out about 8 heads of German White, and just to test the odds, a couple of the smaller, less meaty varitey: Chesnuk. My friends Erica, Chris, and Brett came to help sow the seeds!