Growing our own Uncle Tony repellant!Posted: April 5, 2011
Here’s a garlic growing trick I learned from my friend Casey.
You start out with a regular piece of garlic. Peel it and push some toothpicks through the top. Fill a shot glass 3/4 full and set the garlic inside. Like this:
3 or 4 days later this is what your garlic will look like. Its a good idea to run fresh water over the garlic each morning if you think about it…
Next I selected a sometimes shady spot in the garden, dug individual holes for each section of garlic and planted them (roots down).
Now we wait…
I’m excited to see how long it takes until we have garlic. I’ve read some opposing information on when it will reach maturity (based on zones).
This is what I found on Helpfulgardener.com : You will have garlic in a few months. If you do not pick all your garlic then leave them in the ground all winter they will be fine. The plants will turn to seed probably late August. The plants will flower and make sets you can pick the sets and save them to plant next year.
Sounds good to me! We’ll have a vampire free yard YEAR ROUND at this rate!
Next: we’ll check out the flower seedlings in the garage…