WELL, time to revive this thread and talk about fall gardens. (If anyone hasnt planted fall veggies by now, if you live in zone 8 or higher, you still can. However, today I planted garlic and spinach for next spring and summer harvest. Spinach will be ready by March and will be good until it bolts in June. We do successive picking cause we eats a lot of it.
Garlic is a tricky thing thatneeds all winter to set root and then will only set bulbs by the amt oif root fibrils its sent out. SO this last year we had a beautiful crop and Ive saved some of the big corms for seed cloves. I am planting my garlic even earlier this year(by almost a month and a half) so Ill see if we get even bigger bulbs.
Never plant garlic in spring or the most youll get is a few mesly cloves p[er plant and using the fall planting scheme. You can get corms with more than 50 cloves each.
garlic likes moist soil like other alia.