The fall has arrived. The garden is in decline as the colorful leaves swirl around us and we smell the smoke of the first fires of the season, as folks buckle down against the coming evening chill. This means it’s time to do a few final garden chores, then let it all go. Last week, Emily planted three beds of garlic. It was a relief to get it in; you’re “supposed” to plant it at the fall equinox, and that was about three weeks ago. Besides the fact that we love garlic and want more next season, we were anxious to get it in because we splurged this year and bought a lot of seed garlic for a new variety we’re excited about trying, Killarney Red. Besides tasting great, it supposedly has large, loose cloves and is well adapted to wet growing conditions (which we have a lot of).
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