We have been off imported garlic for several years thanks to garlic growers in the family (thanks, mom). Garlic by mail has saved us from the low grade bulbs at the grocer. Who knew that Lethbridge, Alberta was a prime garlic growing region?
|Seed Garlic. Photo credit: Campbell Garlic|
This fall we decided to grow some of our own. We took several large, firm, purple organic bulbs and planted them on a warm fall day in November. We covered them with mulch, tucking them in for the winter.
|More have come up since I took this photo.|
Warm spring weather allowed the mulch to come off, and look what was happening underneath.
Our first ever garlic crop is up - let the 2017 gardening season begin.