Plant in fall for flavorful summer harvests
Fall is the ideal time to plant garlic for savory summer harvests.
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Garlic loves well drained soil in a sunny spot with plenty of organic matter. As basic as it sounds, make sure you plant with the root side down and the pointed end up.
To scape or not
Trimming the tops of hardneck garlic (known as garlic scapes) as it grows seems to be a matter of personal preference. Just try it with some to see which you prefer. If you trim the garlic scapes, there are many edible uses. If not, just let them replica watches keep growing until you harvest.
When to harvest
Harvest time depends on when you plant, but the key is to look for the garlic leaves to turn brown. Discontinue watering, and then check the bulb size and wrapper quality. Wait too long and the protective wrapper will start to disintegrate. Dig too early and the bulb will be immature.
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Posted by Kathy Van Mullekom
Kathy Van Mullekom has gardened all her life. Today, she and husband Ken care for about an acre in York County, Va., where most of her plants are native species meant to attract bees, butterflies and birds. She picks plants for their multi season interest. Kathy has taken landscape design and other horticulture related classes at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. She also remodeled, decorated and built almost a dozen houses in the Hampton Roads area. You can also read her weekly column.