Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Today is the March equinox, where the time of day and night are equal. So this means today is the day to plant your garlic if you are experiencing Autumn (fall)! I like to plant around 75 cloves so I have enough to last me the year and to replant for the next season! Sounds like a lot and it is but have you ever bought organic garlic especially when it is out of season at least $40 a kilo and I have paid around $7 for 2 average sized bulbs, they only last me a week or so. Garlic is a staple in my kitchen it is used in just about everything to add a great hit of flavour!
When I started growing garlic (last year was my first season) I bought organic garlic and I encourage you to do this too. The reasoning behind this is that on organic garlic they are not allowed to spray or radiate the bulbs to discourage sprouting. They do this on conventional crops so they get a longer shelf life and that when they are being transported overseas or long distance they don't need to refrigerate or worry about the garlic sprouting (along with other sprouting vegetables like onion and potatoes). Choose bulbs that are large in size as this result in your bulbs being of a good size as well! Happy gardening!