13 heads of garlic

Quick trip to the plot today while the daughter was at playgroup. Sowed some winter spinach and the last lettuce for the year. Dug up the last of the garlic, and was very sad to see that a couple of the over-wintered ones had rotted in the ground. I’ve managed to get 5 of them and 8 of the Spring-sown Purple Moldovan today, and they’re now in the wee greenhouse. I’m hoping that the Spring ones will be OK for the allotment show in a couple of weeks.

In total, I’ve probably had two dozen heads of garlic. Could have got half a dozen more if I’d pulled the over-wintered ones out at the right time. Might have some bigger heads for the Spring ones if I’d left them in the ground a wee bit longer, but one of those had already rotted. Maybe that’s just the luck of the draw for this year’s growing season.

Here’s some photos of the previous batch of garlic that been drying. The two small ones look good, but the over-wintered ones have been in the ground too long and have split. Doesn’t bode well for the 5 old ones I’ve got drying…

small and perfectly formed garlic

small and perfectly formed garlic

two small and two big garlic heads

two small and two big garlic heads

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