DoubleDogFarm
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Double Dog Farm Garlic 2012-2013

Even with Dono's gracious offer to post on his Garlic Journal 2012-2013, I decided not to flood it with photos.

I'm also planting Music, Chesnok Red, Georgian Crystal and Pescadero Red. The last three thanks to Dono. (Gixxerific)

First I removed the Japanese Black Trifele tomatoes from this bed.
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Then I used my grubbing hoe, very shallow and raked it smooth.
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Here's Music garlic ready to be planted. I don't soak or remove the paper skin.
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Some of you have seen this panel. I cut it to 3ft wide and bent a slight arc into it. The openings are 4". Last year I plant a clove in every opening. My garlic heads came out smaller. This year I place a clove in every other opening. 8" apart in all directions.
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The last step, I covered the bed and aisle with anything I could get my hands on. Kirby is a quick little bugger. :lol: I ran corn stocks and cobs, broccoli stumps, bean vines, tomato plants etc through my shredder.
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No cardboard on this bed, but I'm still thinking maybe on the next one.

Eric
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So no soil at all covering the garlic cloves -- just mulch?

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applestar wrote:So no soil at all covering the garlic cloves -- just mulch?
I pressed each clove into the soil so it would have good contact. Then covered it with mulch. I'm thinking with the rain the soil will fill in around them. I will be adding more mulch as the sprout manifest.

Some say plant 2" or 3" deep. I've found with the tip close to soil surface grows some pretty good garlic.

Eric

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I just planted 4 store bought cloves in a pot to see how they do. If I like growing them I will put in a bunch next year.

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Reptile,

Take a look at this site. It may help you choose the correct garlic for your climate.
https://www.ripealtadena.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/GarlicPresentationSmall.pdf

Eric

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