Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Garlic Planted~Check

It doesn't look like much but there is over a hundred cloves to be planted

Wheelbarrow full of rabbit manure

Trench with manure

Finally ready to plant

My handy dandy planting tool!

It always helps to have a helper even if they eat the dirt

I have to say I was getting a little worried about if I was ever going to get the garlic planted. Not having a tiller we had to go to my Dad's and get his (an hour and a half drive). When we finally got it the weather was kinda crappy, then it warmed up and the tiller would not start. Anyway we finally got everything working and the weather cooperated so last week I planted just over a hundred cloves of garlic. I have never planted garlic so I hope they grow. It was suggested to me to dig a trench and put in fertilizer like rabbit manure bury that and then plant the garlic. I only did that for one row just to see how it compares to the others. It was a lot of work and I am glad it is over- lets just hope they grow! It was also suggested to me to cut off the scapes once they appear that way you will get bigger cloves, but then there are those that use the scapes in cooking. Well I guess I have awhile to make that decision.

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