Last fall Mike McGrath aired his local radio gardening show Garden Plot on WTOP News. He was saying how easy it is to grow your own garlic. He made it sounded easy enough and there was room in the garden so we decided to give it a try. Mike said to get organic garlic. Other garlic can be treated so it wouldn’t grow. We picked up one organic garlic bulb and one bag of unmarked garlic from Trader Joe’s. I planted over half of the cloves from the large organic bulb and one head of cloves from the other smaller garlic to complete the row. They all came up last fall and have been steadily growing. He said they would be ready in June so we have a few more weeks to wait to see how well they did. From the looks of the tops they should be doing very well. The best tasting one will probably get planted in another bed for a 2009 crop.
Mike's website can be found at You Bet Your Garden