A Podcast and Garlic
This week the post for the 52 weeks of Agronomy is going to be a link to a podcast I’m recording tonight for The Vegetable Gardening Show with Mike Podlesny.
You can check it out at that link, Facebook, and YouTube
Since it won’t be available until Sunday the 23rd I though I would give you a bonus all about garlic.
It’s getting to be that time of year when you are going to be thinking about planting and I have the Cadillac of fertility recommendations for it. Old school rule of thumb says plant garlic around Columbus Day.
Typically, garlic is a scavenger when it comes to nutrients in the soil and will do well under a variety of growing conditions. But if you want to grow the best of the best I came across this all-purpose mix and cover crop rotation that is touted by the premier garlic growers in the northeast.
25 pounds of Blood Meal
25 pounds of Bone Meal
25 pounds Raw Aragonite
12.5 pounds of Greensand
12.5 pounds of Kelp
Three Year Cover Crop Rotation
2nd Buckwheat (Summer)
3rd Rye (Winter)
As always, I recommend a soil test before any amending or fertility plan can accurately be determined. But for a general fertilizer option why not use the Cadillac of all mixes!?