I thought it would be nice to give you a quick update on that garlic that we planted in the garden last fall. That project actually ended up being of interest to quite a few people, which was really fun for me because I always love how other people get just as excited about these little gardening projects as I do.
Just to get you up to date, we had some really nice weather in November last year so we decided to get out and get a little extra gardening done. We ended up planting a little patch of garlic in the herb garden, and we weren’t sure if it was going to be a good location for the garlic or not, but with the steps we followed, everything seems to have worked out fine! You can read that last post here and see the video of the planting process just above.
So here’s how the garlic looks today!
We’re pretty happy with how it’s coming along. It was coming up really early in the year because of all the nice weather but it ended up having to battle snow and cold winds between the beginning of the year and now. The sprouts started to look a little haggard and we weren’t sure if the garlic was going to make it, especially because we used regular grocery store garlic. It’s always been our experience that grocery store garlic will grow just fine, but I know a lot of experts say you need special “growing garlic”.
The garlic has grown quite a bit in the last couple of weeks since the weather has become a bit milder and it looks like it’s fully recovered from the beating it took this winter. It’s so nice to have so many things going on in the garden already in early spring, including these happy little green garlic shoots in this area.
A few other things are really starting to come to life in the garden too, which is pretty exciting. The rhubarb is in its second year and looks really happy too so far. I’m pretty happy about that because Kennedy loves rhubarb but the last time we tried to grow it we killed it so quickly. It was almost impressive how fast we killed it really. 🙂
So those are a few of the things going on in the garden so far this spring! Can’t wait until we can harvest that garlic and I can show it off!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.