garlic planting is a festive opportunity … wouldn’t you agree?
…especially when ya have to rock out about 1,000 cloves!
so we grabbed a couple of our fellow garlic lovers and gathered together as the garlic gang for a sun-filled saturday morning.
we couldn’t have asked for a better morning and afternoon.
the soil was lookin’ healthy and cozy….worm castings were on standby.
it was time, my friends.
oh yes….it was time.
aside from measuring and lining up our rows, digging the trenches and so on….part of our prep work and laying down a good foundation for our seed garlic was in the amazing benefits of worm castings.
here’s a little excerpt from our local supplier, vermagreen organics about the benefits of vermiculture to one’s growing system:
“getting plants off to the right start is a significant part of what earthworm castings can provide for gardeners and growers. like infant formula, there are many great quality synthetically produced fertilizers, but none of them can provide the intrinsic value that mother nature can provide. earthworm castings, with all of the micronutrients and helpful microbes, can be likened to mother’s milk for your soil and have proven to be a great natural way to assist your plants in establishing strong root systems, higher yields and improved disease resistance.”
each trench and clove got its blanket of worm castings before settling into the soil bed for their overwintering nap.
we did our garlic on 10×10 spacings …. 10 inches between each clove and 10 inches between each row within the bed. this will allow them to have enough personal space to do their thang!
and just like that, we hammered out the planting in an easy, breezy, few hours!
but … then again, we did have this task master on us all day …..