When most people think of gardening, the typical garden crops come to mind: tomatoes, peppers, beans, maybe a fruit or some herbs. But more and more gardeners are beginning to see the benefits and rewards making space for garlic and onions.
Growing garlic has become one of my favorite crops in the garden, partly because it’s one of the easiest crops I grow, and because it starts its growth in late winter, I’m able to enjoy seeing hints of my garden when the grass is still brown. Each year, my garlic harvest has gotten better and better. Plus, because I relay plant peppers with my garlic, I can get these two staple crops in one garden space.
With onions, I’ve had good seasons and challenging ones, and I learn something new each year. This year I learned a hard lesson: taking a risk doesn’t always pan out.
In this episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast, I review my 2017 season of garlic and onions — both my hits and misses. Now that the bulbs of both sit curing in my garage, I can reflect on what worked and what didn’t — and what I can do better next year. Whether you grow these crops regularly, have tried and failed, or are considering adding these staples to your garden space, this episode will offer tips to help you have great harvest of these root crops in the future. Click below to listen.
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