I’ve gotten my first harvest of garlic, and although the bulbs are small, I’ve learned quite a bit from the process. When I planted these cloves, I used some dirt from the garden and covered it with a thin layer of compost. This seemed to work well enough, but after digging through the soil, I think next time I’ll use all compost as a growth medium. The garden dirt in the tire had become very dry, and felt almost like a solid brick of pottery, rather then dirt to grow food in. I guess I’m lucky any of these plants survived, never mind growing new bulbs.
I used a can of soda from my fridge to show the size of the bulbs, which brings up the old childhood joke: What kind of beer do gardeners drink ? Root Beer.