Our garlic bulbs have arrived! Garlic is a member of the allium family. It’s easy to grow and requires very little space in the garden. Garlic should be planted in a sunny spot not recently used for garlic or other plants from the onion family. Break each individual clove off from a whole bulb. Each of the cloves will multiply in the ground and form a new bulb. Each of these bulbs will consist of 5-10 cloves. Plant the cloves in fertile and well-drained soil 4-6 inches apart with the pointed end of the clove up. Be sure the rows are spaced one foot apart. In our Wisconsin climate you’ll need to mulch with straw, chopped leaves or grass clippings up to 4 inches thick.
Not only does garlic taste great roasted or used as a flavoring in many recipes, but it keeps the vampires away (and probably a few of your friends!)