The last of the 2021 gardening tasks is complete! Although, planting for next season’s garlic harvest might be more correctly classified as getting a jump on 2022. With a sunny day, autumn temps in the comfortable 30s, and the ground cool but not frozen, it is the perfect time for hard-neck, porcelain varieties, such as Music, to go into the ground.
Sporting a large blub with 4-8 individual cloves, Music is easily identifiable by its pinkish to purple hued thin papery skin. It is dubbed hard-neck because of its stiff center core. Porcelain garlic prefers cooler weather, perfect for Minnesota.