january garlic shoots

20140114-064509.jpg On this snowy day I'm thinking about garlic. In the fall, I relocated my bulbs from my deck to my front garden, where sunshine is found all winter long. Six cloves per planter could yield 18 heads. Not as much as I'd like, but if they do well then more will be planted autumn 2014.


So far I have 3 green shoots, that will - hopefully - turn into scapes this summer. I loaded the containers with compost & fish emulsion in October. They'll likely need another boost of nutrients come March.


Hopefully after the latest snow melts, I'll see a few more shoots pop up. Store bought garlic pales in comparison to homegrown...as do most vegetables! Grow your own if you can & you'll be rewarded with garlic scapes & delicious garlic throughout the year!