Your own garlic

Your own garlic

Homegrown, organic garlic is to commercial-conventional as Chateau Neuf is to Ripple.

Order it now, or buy from a farmers’ market. In October (on Cape Cod), separate the cloves and bury each, root end down, maybe two inches deep and 6-8 inches apart in a wide bed. Each clove will multiply into a bulb by next summer, when you harvest and dry.

Done. Nice job. Almost as fun as picking basil.

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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