I'm not here to nag. Not gonna do it. But it's time to stop fussing over your Halloween costume because you have to plant that garlic! And quite honestly, the first person I should nag is probably myself. Or maybe Tom. Because we are equally guilty of not quite getting our garlic in the ground yet. Where I live, the general rule of green thumb is to plant your garlic before Halloween for best results. But after a rather rainy and colder summer, we are pleasantly surprised by a warmer and sunnier fall! This certainly should extend the planting season. Of course you can grow garlic spring or fall. But the fall season is preferred for most of us. The point is to plant....sooner rather than later for next year's crop because growing garlic is easy. So here are my top tips and trends for the garlic growing season.
I just noticed that my garlic scapes have curled. It's time to harvest, prepare and eat my scapes. The scapes are the curling stem that spirals up from the hardback Rocombole garlic. It's the stalk that suddenly emerges mid to late June from the center of the plant. And since this is my first year growing garlic, it's also my first year with my own garlic scapes. Garlic is tasty. So are the scapes. They are delicious and easy to prepare. And don't worry if you didn't grow your own, they can be found at farmer's markets. I even saw them in the grocery store this past week. But hurry, the season is short! So if you haven't tried making garlic scapes, I hope you will this year. Here's five reasons why.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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