- The Plate
Plant Heirloom Garlic Now, Reap Rewards in the Spring
It’s bulb season. About this time of year, people punch holes in the ground and plop in bulbs that sleep all winter, shooting up in the spring. Tiny green blub shoots poking up from the dirt are one of the first and most anticipated signs of the new season in some parts of the world. One bulb has been forgotten by most people in October’s planting frenzy, and it’s surely the tastiest: garlic.
By Italian tradition (also known as being smacked upside the head by a respected elder if you don’t do it), garlic is to be planted on the evening of October’s full moon. This year, it’s October 27, so avoiding the smack is still possible.
Planting garlic is as easy