day 3052: preparing seed garlic for a slightly smaller, small mountain of garlic.
it turns out that 200 head of garlic is, well, way too much for a family of three even after you factor in giving away loads of it to friends and family and what we need for seed every year. so this year, we’re scaling back and “only” planting 80 cloves in our home garden.
as always, odin is a super helper and thoroughly getting his hands dirty preparing the garlic and planting the seed.
experts will tell you the middle of november is way too late to plant garlic, but we’ve never had any problems because we always seem to get lucky with an unseasonably warm streak of weather. this year was no exception, right when we thought we might be too late, we got a nice warm streak of weather with predictions of gentle rain.
perfect ( excepting for what the trend might portend in terms of global warming )!