It looks like it’ll be a fantastic year for garlic. Maybe its the big fancy (expensive) bulbs I mail ordered, or maybe it was a good winter for garlic. Maybe both. It seems it was a fairly average winter here – not overly cold, good snow cover and then an early, warm, sunny and very wet spring. Anyway, the plants are big and healthy looking.
I counted today about 100 garlic plants in my plot. Maybe too many, but in past years I haven’t had near enough, so I’m still working out how much I can use. I’m hoping to be able to save my own bulbs for planting next year. Maybe 10% will be for replanting and I won’t have to pay the high price of seed bulbs. I bought very nice quality garlic last fall from Territorial.