Ken W Wilson wrote:I just harvested a big clump of garlic with nine heads of different sizes. I think I planted it 2-3 years ago. It didn’t grow much at first and I forgot about it. I didn’t cut the scapes so the heads aren’t large but usable. I wish I would have left one head as perennial. I guess I’ll plant one back. Should I use the largest or smallest head or a few separated cloves for growing them as perennials? There is only room for one big clump there. I will find places for a few more. This was the first hard neck garlic, that I’ve planted, German Red. It was extremely healthy. It seems better adapted to western Missouri than soft necks. I think we are about the same latitude as Germany.
I think I have about two hundred of the tiny bulbs from the tops of the plants. Replanting my own garlic cloves has always been a problem because of our wet spring weather. Usually, the heads don’t keep and I think get some soil disease. Planting the bulbs from the top seems like the perfect solution. I know it will take an extra year or more. I think I will plant some at the base of fruit trees to confuse insects and plant the rest pretty close together in a planter the first year. Can I plant these now or should I wait for fall? It seems like nature was about to plant them now, so maybe this is the best time. But it is hot and dry now.
Jordan Holland wrote:
Most of her poems are a bit dry for my taste, but this one is pretty good. If you are a juxtaposing the Prelude with the poem, I read the poem as being much more raucous and upbeat. Are you a non-native english speaker? I've always wondered how differently poetry would sound and feel to someone not native to the language. I would imagine the Prelude more along the lines of this: