You get the frequent question.........."if there was one crop you could plant, what would it be?" This is probably the hardest question to be asked, but for sure one that would be at the top of the list is GARLIC!!! As one of my favorites I don't ever think we will have a problem with vampires at 47 Daisies.
We planted the garlic for next season about a week ago. Here in the south there are a couple of recommended types. The typical garlic planted in the south are "softneck" garlics. These are your typical grocery store garlics which will suffice but can't hold a candle to some of the more flavorful varieties available. We planted some of this run of the mill garlic as well as some more fun varieties which are more of an experiment. California early white went in the ground (which is the garlic you buy at the grocery store). We also planted another softneck called susanville (a little more flavorful than your california early white). We then chose to plant two varieties of creole garlic. These are middle of the road between "softneck" and "hardneck" varieties. Hardneck varieties produce a flower head (scape) which is also a tasty treat in the spring. Typically hardnecks are not recommended in the south but we thought we would give it a whirl. These two varieties are called "Aja rojo" and "shangtung purple". You can see the bed pictured above all tucked in with leaves and mulch for the winter. Can't wait for June to harvest!!!!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )