Monday, April 15, 2013
the great garlic adventure
Down in the holler, the wooded area is quite nicely laid out and largely unused. After looking around a bit it was decided that with a bit of clearing of undergrowth we could put several large, partially shaded, beds in. Garlic is supposed to be one of the better money making crops for small acreages and while we don't need much money to survive, we need some. Soooo, We are hoping to have 25000 plants in within 5 years. We currently have somewhere between 1500 and 1600 bulbs in and we will continue to grow the stock over the next several months for fall planting.
So, we began cleaning up the woods a few days ago. Hauling dead fall out of the way, pulling small pines, and taking out a few trees for firewood. I completely neglected taking pictures of the area before but here are a couple showing the first section we are working on. Once this is done we will mark out the area a bit better and rake the woods to begin mulching and building soil a bit. Hopefully by this fall we will be planting down there on on our way to the manthing becoming THAT Crazy Garlic Guy.