Although it certainly doesn’t feel like a Rochester winter, according to my calendar it is that time of year again. As I said this summer, it’s not too late to grow your garden. There aren’t as many options for the winter, but a great one, according to The Farmer’s Almanac is garlic. It is great in our climate and you will be able to harvest it by next summer!
Garlic is a great way to add great flavor to your food and keep the vampires away. It is also fairly productive; just a pound of cloves can produce between 7 and 10 pounds of garlic. You can find out more about planting garlic here. Plant now and they will be ready to harvest in June or July.
You can find reputable organic seed vendors here.
Be responsible with your garden: don’t be careless with your water usage and don’t forget to nurture your plants with good soil.
Best of luck and happy gardening!
Written by Mariah Greico, Class of 2018
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