I have been back at work two weeks already! Last Saturday was warm and sunny and I could - should - have gardened. But it was such a nice day! I voted for a last kayak as I knew we'd have to put the boats away for winter after that.
So today was the day for the garlic.
First I emptied my two compost bins. All that lovely goodness that used to be kitty litter (rice bran), wood ash, food scraps, chicken and horse poo, leaves and more had turned into lovely dark soil. I sprinkled the beds with a handful or two of blood and bone then every garden bed got at least half a wheelbarrow of compost. The beds with a lower soil level got a little more. The everything got a layer of lucerne mulch.
I got all new varieties this year. In fact its probably three years since I planted any garlic.
Fino de Chincko (harvest Oct - Nov)
Argentine Purple Stripe (harvest Oct - Nov)
Russian (harvest Oct - Nov)
Rose du Var organic (harvest Nov-Dec)
I am going to leave you with an image of my neighbour's cows who I upset very much when I spread the lucerne over my garden beds. I was tempted but I didn't give them any.