animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

vampires need not apply

This afternoon, I planted 216 cloves of garlic in my garden. Just in time for Halloween–our whole neighborhood should be vampire-free thanks to my efforts.

That might sound like a lot, but it’s about the same amount I planted last year (and I’ve been tearing through that supply at an alarming pace. I guess making a recipe that has 46 cloves of garlic in it isn’t exactly helping to ration the supply). I planted four varieties, two of which are new (to me). I’m trying to determine which varieties grow the best in our soil. That will give me a little more flexibility when ordering my garlic for planting. Sometimes I forget to order early and the choices are limited.

It’s kind of cool to plant stuff in the fall. Once spring arrives and the garlic plants start shooting up, it’s like an instant garden. We haven’t even gotten any snow yet and I’m already looking forward to spring. It’s going to be a long winter…Remind me again why I live in Western PA?