Post by pepperhead212 on Mar 21, 2021 22:39:01 GMT -5
Another one of those things I did today was to re-mulch some of my garlic area - those leaves that blew away, in the first half of March. I still had 1 1/2 large cans (42 gal) of ground leaves out there! The Estonian reds are the largest, as usual, about 6", followed by the Montana giant, the German Hardy porcelain, and the Metechi the smallest.
I raked the heavy, wet leaves from my garlic at the CG garden yesterday since most of the snow had melted. The mulch looked to be 3-4" thick and the yellowish garlic was so happy to see sunlight. I'll save the mulch for use later in the season, but right now it's way too wet. It's just good to see the garlic 'happy'. Tomorrow I will spread some Bio Sol through the garlic.
Leave Room in Your Garden for Angels to Dance.
OGer since March 2003.
Colorado Zone 5
Funny story. At the CG someone had thrown away what I thought were garlic bulbs encrusted in dirt. I planted some at the end of the garlic row at home and about 3 at the CG. Now I have daffodils growing at both places! Good thing I didn't try to eat them! Next time I need to look closer.
Post by pepperhead212 on Apr 1, 2021 10:51:14 GMT -5
Early yesterday, before the rain started, I put a little more of those ground up leaves on the garlic, in the thinned out areas, since even the shorter metechi are at least 4" tall, while the Estonian reds are at least 8". I counted them, out of curiosity, and there are 32 hardy German porcelain, 33 Estonian red, 34 Montana giant (storing very well this year, so next year I'm growing more of these!), and 54 metechi. Only one Montana giant didn't come up, and 3 metechi, but that's it! The shallots are lagging behind, but a couple are peeking through.