Look…Sprouts! – First Garden Update of 2011

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 5, 2011

Early this past October I planted a few garlic cloves.  And now that the snow has melted off the planters, I discovered two sprouts.  I look forward to pulling these up in a couple weeks/months.  Then to hanging it out to dry.

I’m thinking about trying a few more varieties for harvesting in the fall!

Have you ever planted garlic in your garden?!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly Morris March 5, 2011 at 11:45 am

I, too, planted garlic as a last minute thought in the fall and mine look about like yours! Too fun!

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Donna W March 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Yes, my garlic is up too!

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Susie's Homemade March 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I have planted garlic in the past but we put in a new garden in the fall so, we missed planting this year:-(

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Brandis @ Stir Crazy March 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Seriously jealous of your lack of snow… and I forgot to plant garlic last fall. Nothing will be sprouting here for a while, though!

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Alea March 5, 2011 at 11:53 pm

My garden is still under snow, but don’t think that is stopping me. :) I push back the snow to harvest spinach, kale, chard, parsley, dock, and arugula that I planted last fall.

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Erroll F. Brosnan March 6, 2011 at 12:41 am

I live in Texas, where snow was not a problem until, what, about three years ago?
Now, the winters here seem endless…for instance, here we are in March, still cold,
and so it has been since the beginning of October last year. All my treasured shrubs,
(except the antique rose “Old Blush”) exist no more, and my little landscape is barren.
Dead and shrivelled are the Oleanders, Bouganvillias, Ferns and lovely Grasses
That once grew here. Several weeks ago, I planted in pots, some lilies of diverse origins,
and a couple of weird plants from Australia which are guaranteed to bloom within the
now short span of my remaining lifetime (i.e. forty years), however, I cannot believe in
this . They, like all the others before them, and I, myself will perish,
Victims of the dreadful winter with its hideous, freezing hands?

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Deb CLaytor March 6, 2011 at 7:54 am

I have never planted garlic, so could you share more info.
We do have a garden, just never did potatoes or garlic, but
am willing to do so.
THanks
Deb

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