It’s been a rainy season, but the farm has continued to thrive. The tomatoes, eggplant, okra, and herbs continue to produce on a weekly basis. With the Fall season right around the corner, we’re now beginning to plan for our fall crops. Our goal is to plant beans, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, garlic, and flower bulbs, if possible.
Garlic is definitely at the top of our list. To prepare, we will start by purchasing organic garlic from a reputable source. Garlic requires well-draining soil that’s deep enough for the head to form. The largest bulbs will be placed about 2 inches deep and 4 inches apart, with the flat side facing down and then covered with mulch to prevent damage.
Garlic needs to overwinter for the bulbs to form. By Springtime, the green stalks will begin to appear. In addition to the stalks, garlic scapes will grow which can be harvested. When the stalks begin to turn brown at the bottom, the garlic is ready for harvest!