Garlic Update for 2021

On my journey to be self-sufficient with garlic – I mean Queen of Garlic – I have met with success in the summer of 2021. If you haven’t read about the garlic growing in my garden, check out this post: In the Garden: Growing Garlic.

While the garlic donated from my sister and nephew grew well, the garlic that has grown in my garden since November 2019, which I dubbed Midgarden Garlic, did amazing. I expected three cloves per bulb, but instead I got four or five cloves.

Last year, I planted 11 cloves of this amazing garlic in October. All 11 grew. I harvested the scapes in late June. I harvested Midgarden Garlic August 1st, and the donated garlic July 30th.

Midgarden Garlic Harvest

The donated garlic grew like Midgarden Garlic had in the 2019 – 2020 season. It will be interesting to see how it grows this year. Will it be more vigorous because it’s acclimatized to this area? Or will it grow like it did this year?

Donated Garlic Harvested

I hung the bulbs in my new small tool shed until they’re planted once again in the garden. Unless the weather turns unusually cold. Then I’ll bring them into the house at night until planting time.

When I plant the bulbs in late October, I’ll update the garlic journey and do the calculations for potential growth for the 2022 season.


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