As I was preparing to plant garlic, I discovered that our garden is still producing a lot of food. Tucked among the frost-wilted foliage, I found a variety of vegetables that are soldiering on in the cold.
As I was pulling weeds and getting ready to plant fall garlic, I found some garlic that I had forgotten to harvest in July! Only now, did I remember leaving this small patch of garlic to mature more. Oh well, they definitely matured more! The cloves are big and plump and “pre-started” for the next years crop. I’ll separate the bulb into individual cloves, so they can grow unrestricted. And as always, I’ll plant all of my 2020 garlic crop in a new area of the garden. Crop rotation helps to prevent soil nutrient deficiencies and diseases from developing.
Take a wander through your garden and see what Autumn Gems you might find lurking under fallen leaves 🙂