Allotment Diary : How to plant / Grow Garlic

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Planting and growing garlic couldn’t be easier.
Any time from late Autumn to Early Spring separate your garlic bulbs into separate cloves.
Don’t use supermarket ones as these aren’t certified virus free,use garlic sold for planting.
Then is any reasonable soil simply push each clove into the soil with the blunt end down and the pointed end upwards so that the top is about an inch under the surface.
Plant out about 6″ apart and 12″ in rows and that’s about it.
By Mid to late Summer the foliage will start to yellow and whither and this is the time to harvest the bulbs.
Then just allow to dry out and store.
It couldn’t be easier.

Image from page 48 of “Wayside flowers and ferns from original water-color drawings by Isaac Sprague” (1899)
Identifier: cu31924002836355
Title: Wayside flowers and ferns from original water-color drawings by Isaac Sprague
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Hervey, A. B. (Alpheus Baker), 1839-1931 Sprague, Isaac, 1811-1895
Subjects: Flowers Botany
Publisher: Boston, L. C. Page and Company (Inc.)
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
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the physical reason I am not prepared tobelieve. The better demonstration of the presence of Mind in naturewhich is found in a study of the position of the leaves uponthe plants must be deferred to another occasion. The Sagittaria grows with its feet in the still waters by theedges of pools and sluggish streams, a near friend and neighbor ofthe water-lily. It blooms all summer, and is very common. Some-how this interesting plant is associated in my memory with suchsummer scenes and such a sunny atmosphere as the poet haspainted in these exquisite lines. THE ARROW-HEAD. I hear the wind among the treesPlaying celestial symphonies;I see the branches downward bent,Like keys of some great instrument. And over me unrolls on highThe splendid scenery of the sky,Where through a sapphire sea the sunSails like a golden galleon. Towards yonder cloudland in the West,Towards yonder Islands of the Blest,Whose steep sierra far upliftsIts craggy summits white with drifts. Longfellow. HAY-SCENTED FERN.

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DICKSONIA PILOSIUSCULA, Willdenow. Hay-scented Fern; Hairy Dicksonia. DiCKSONiA PILOSIUSCULA: Root-stock very slender, creep-ing, much elongated; stalks scattered, erect, sometimes a footlong, greenish in the living plant, fading to brownish-straw-color, slightly puberulent; fronds one to three feet long, ovate-lanceolate in outline, long-pointed, delicately herbaceous, hairyand minutely glandular, pinnate or almost bipinnate; pinnaenumerous, lanceolate, pointed, the second pair a little longerthan the first; pinnules adnate to the secondary midrib, andusually decurrent on it, rhomboid-ovate, pinnatifid into oblongand obtuse cut-toothed lobes; sori minute, in cup-like involu-cres which are seated on minute recurved teeth, usually oneat the upper margin of each lobe of the pinnules. Dicksonia pilosiuscula, Willdenow, Enum. PI. Hort. Berol., p. 1076;Sp. Fil., V, 484.—PuRSH, Fl. Am. Sept., ii, p. 671. — Hooicer,Fl. Bor.-Am., ii, p. 264.—Torrey, Fl. New York, ii, p. 502.—BiGELOW,

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