Planted garlic yesterday
I bought a second home in Floyd last month with 25 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and finally got my new garden started! I had a local farmer plow a 50' x 80' plot of virgin grass land for me and have been working on preparing the garlic bed, so yesterday I planted 400 cloves total of Russian Red, Estonian Red, German Red, German White, and Music. Today it gets a thick straw mulch for the winter.
The soil looks nice - rich brown and friable, appears to be a silt/clay loam with good drainage. I'll leave the rest of the garden rough until spring, and then disk or till it for the rest of the crops. I'll be growing over 20 vegetables with the emphasis on tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, and corn.
It's so nice to finally have a large sunny garden! I have been growing veggies for over 35 years, but my garden in NJ for the last 20 years only gets 4-5 hours of sun, so I have been very limited. That garden is now closed!
Lovely State y'all have here! It was thrilling yesterday evening after getting the garlic in, standing in the middle of my future garden on top of the hill, all dirty and stiff, breathing fresh air, and watching the sun set over the mountains. I think I'm going to enjoy it here!