Fall is garlic planting season. Our favorite variety, German Extra Hardy, is an easy to grow variety that produces large bulbs with cloves that are easy to peel and offer a pungent heat. Our planting method is as follows:
Mid to late October, lay out your garlic bed. Break your bulbs of garlic apart into cloves and then lay them out 6″ apart either in rows or in a diamond pattern.
Poke each clove into the soil until the tip about 2″ below the soil level. Throw about a teaspoon of bonemeal in with the clove and then cover with soil. This will help with the establishment of a healthy root system.
Mulch for winter with thick straw or leaf mulch.