This is only my second year planting garlic. Last year I also planted it, just as a test run, to see if I could make anything grow. It seems strange to put something in the ground before winter, let it sit all winter long, and then come spring, it pops out of the ground. The garlic grew relatively well this past summer. I did have a bit of a pest problem, as in something ate half of the garlic under the ground. I'm still not clear on what it was, but am assuming some type of mole or vole. - Has anyone else had that problem before?
This year I planted the garlic where the rest of my garden will be come next spring. The chickens did a nice job taking all the weeds and grass away, so I figured it would be a good spot.
I grow the hardneck variety. It isn't able to be braided, but it gives lovely scapes in the early summer, and seems to last all winter long (well, at least the kind that I have gotten from our summer CSA does!).
I'm linking up at the Barn Hop