We will post many updates on the garlic crop as this is one of my favorites (second only to basil). The garlic is up and growing quite nicely. In the picture is Ajo Rojo (a very upright garlic). Garlic is best if planted in the fall (October/November). In the northern states garlic will not produce a shoot in the fall. It will grow roots but no shoot to prevent damage from the frigid temperatures. We don't have the frigid temp issue in Louisiana so fall planted garlic puts a shoot up right away in the southern states. The ability of the garlic to photosynthesize all fall, winter and spring allows for an earlier harvest than in the north and also (hopefully) sizeable and very flavorful cloves. Scapes (flower stalks) will be the first harvest and will be available hopefully some time in April or May. Bulbs of garlic will be harvested some time in May or June, then cured and be ready to eat......Can't wait!!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )