Yea! June 1st also brought my first garlic for this year. This is a variety new to me called Red Janice and, yes, it is an early one. Luckily, it decided to wait for my return from Baton Rouge. I just happened to look out the window and noticed one section of the garlic was leaning.
Upon further investigation (i.e., digging out one to look), I determined that, yes indeed, it was ready. Out they came.
I was pretty pleased with them! There's 23 heads (if I counted correctly) which is darn good for the small space they occupied. Plus, they're all decent sized. Finally, I may be getting the hang of this. Although, I'm not speaking too quickly (with fingers crossed), as I have more varieties still growing.
At any rate, I'm happy! Definitely a keeper and one to plant back this fall. Here's the label:
I also pulled a couple of lost names ones that appeared ready. I do love garlic! You can't have too much, I think...so useful, so tasty! Once you grow fresh, nothing else will do. I think I've been playing around with garlic for at least ten years....some years better than others. My new order was placed in March....as I just love trying new varieties or re-trying some that I think maybe I could do better with. Like daffodils, I order my garlic early for the best selection.
Okay, just another look....