I can't seem to remember where I've put my garlic. At every garlic harvest I save the biggest to replant BUT I can't find where I've put them. I sure hope we haven't eaten them.
I've been working on the soil which is very sandy in preparation for planting the garlic.I usually plant my garlic in May but with the mild temperatures this year I've held off and thought I'd plant it around the traditional time of winter solstice (21st June) which will work out perfect timing for gardening by the moon.
June's full moon in on the 13th for us in the Southern hemisphere and called the Oak Moon or also known as the cold or long night moon Planting bulbs and root crops is always best after the full moon - so it gives me a bit more time to keep working on the soil.
I've had a grand idea of planting heartsease as a ground cover around the garlic - but man they are hard to find in the garden shops and mine I must of weeded out...
Second best is edible viola plants - which also have such happy little faces don't yea think?.
Ta DA I found my garlic - while writing this post I had a little thought to look in my pantry (not where I keep my garlic seed usually) and YES I'd poked the bag of garlic in the top of the pantry shelf probably being too lazy to whip down to barn to put it where it should live. I do wish I was a tidy person at times...
Oh the joy to find my garlic seed which has been collected over many years of garlic growing. Honestly it doesn't get much better than this knowing you have found your own garlic seed All the family have been shown my smile and bag of garlic as I had been asking them all - Have you seen my garlic?
I'm planning to plant a big bed of garlic this year as I thought I could make a bit of cash selling it next year..