These garlic bulbs, recently harvested, are the most beautiful variegated purple and white color. The purple color is so soft and rich, there ought to be a Crayola named after my Russian Red Garlic.
This year’s garlic harvest yield was 6 ¾ pounds – less than last year’s harvest which we are still eating. The 100 additional cloves I planted in a raised bed last fall was a misguided experiment – a complete failure. Most cloves never sprouted and those that did were weak, spindly and got ripped out to make way for tomatoes.
As my flower garden has grown I’ve had to find new space for my garlic. I might just like garlic more than I do my flowers.