Jeanine Gurley wrote:Most people are talking about putting thier gardens to bed in the fall but here in the Southeastern U.S. it is time to 'get crackin' and get plantin'. Here is a short article I wrote for the Renegade Farmer on the winter garden. And as soon as I post this............... I'm off to plant garlic!!
Jeanine Gurley wrote:That is elephant garlic. I plant both true garlic and elephant garlic.
My true garlic is really potent stuff but I am spoiled by the large cloves from the elephant garlic - it is trading taste for size though. Tonight while I was planting I ate a tiny clove from true garlic - too small to plant - and I am walking around in a garlic haze. Amazingly wonderful flavor.
I wish we had a Garlic fest near us - I would go every year!
Kay Bee wrote:
We're fortunate enough to have not attracted cabbage loopers out here yet, but they are one of the biggest challenges to growing brassicas in the southeast from my experience. Hand picking on a dailly basis was the only chemical free method that worked for me (BT was easy, but less desirable).