I thought I would change things up a bit this weekend with the arrival of Spring. I have a small garden every year that includes tomatoes, kirby cucumbers (for pickles), parsley and zucchini. This year I'm going to try Garlic. Now is the time to plant! It's easy and fun, even if you're not usually much of a gardner. You also get the reward of eating your home-grown garlic crop!
Garlic is grown from the individual cloves. Each clove will produce one plant with a single bulb - which may contain up to twenty cloves.
As garlic reaches maturity, the leaves will brown and then die away. This is the cue that it is time to harvest your garlic crop. It's important to dry the garlic properly, otherwise it will rot. The bulbs should be hung up in a cool, dry place. After a week or so, take them down and gently brush off the dirt.