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You can’t plant garlic in this weather

By Dean Mullis
Dean Mullis
Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield.

Garlic still not planted. ...

We were going to do it over the long Thanksgiving weekend, but 2 inches of rain nixed that. Was hoping to do it this week with the warm-up but just enough mist/drizzle/light rain made the soil too wet to work. We will have a very small window ... to plant some garlic, if the ground is workable, before the rains come.

Jenifer probably won’t be at the market this month. Most of our late-planted fall vegetables froze out two weeks ago when it got down to 21 degrees. Enough there for us to eat and salvage, but not much to sell.

Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield; demullis@vnet.net.
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