Is fast approaching. I've got my main rows prepared. Will remove okra soon and prepare two more 35 ft rows. On the main rows I'm trying something a little different this year. First this year I'm pulling the straw back where the rows will be and working the soil. In the garden area I removed the soil and made a trench around 10 inches deep. Then added 3-4 inches of partially decomposed horse manure and then packed it lightly and added another layer and packed it lightly. Which made a bottom of 4-6 inches of lightly packed partially decomposed manure compost. Sprinkled corn gluten on top. Then pulled the dirt back in and added 2-3 inches of mushroom compost on top and sprinkled a light layer of corn gluten and worked it in to just where I was bringing up the very top of the manure compost. Then wet the soil with the liquid fertilizer I've used this summer from Aggrand. I forgot to add the molasses to the liquid fertilizer so added two tablespoons per gallon and lightly soaked the soil with it. A day later the rain fell. So the bed looks nice. I had one bulb that was sprouting so I planted it. I also had some bulbs of another variety that was going bad. I planted a few bulbs of it today. Will get serious about planting in another 7-14 days. This is the earliest I've ever planted. Will see if the preparation and earlier planting make any difference in bulb size next summer. I'm sorting and breaking my bulbs now. There will be some surprises in mail boxes soon. I will add a link to a SSE site. Where they have a planting guide from the late Darrell Merrell of Tulsa. Thought it might be of interest to some.
Here is a link that might be useful: Garlic planting guide