Planting Garlic On The Plot on a chilly, blue sky, sunshiny kinda day in Salford.
A little bit of me time for me and the boss, as we dropped down the allotment. To have a look see at planting garlic on the plot, for the first time ever in Winter.
Planting Garlic On The Plot
Whilst we got our heads round the whatevers of actually sorting out our imaginary to-do list for the day. My mate Mikey kept himself busy as, for a while anyways.
First things first, let’s state the obvious. For sure it looks a bit too cold to be planting garlic right now.
Not to worry and never a stress in me head. We’ve got the quality control covered from my project manager. He’s watching everything we’re doin & the soil really isn’t frozen at all.
Garlic cloves sorted, 31 pieces ready to sow and we’re good to grow. Now we both know you may do things differently & that floats me boat does that.
Thought we’d plant our garlic in rows of five spaced ish 6 inches apart. Whilst the rows were ish spaced 10 inches to a foot apart.
(Think we said 10cm for the row spacing’s, when we both know we meant ish 10 inches. Not to worry, verbal typo was all. Sorry ’bout that).
Planted the garlic just deep enough, so we don’t completely bury ’em.
That’s good enough for us, our first garlic clove planted. Time to move on.
As it happens. We’ve had a dalek bin of leaves, composting away for the last few years. Sorta worked in my head, to use those leaves as a mulch to cover the garlic and maybe even protect the cloves from the birds for the now.
Works in my head does that and yes we do know you’ll say whatever. Don’t stress the small stuff, it works for us and that’s all we need to grow.
Casually as we like, composted leaves spread over our newly planted garlic.
Just a quick rake and water and we’re good to grow in my head.
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