Back in 1981 when we started the original vegetable garden at Sunnybrae garlic was the first crop that we planted. Since then we have kept some of the same stock for planting each year.
The markets should start to stock this year's crop and if you wish to grow some, keep the best largest locally grown heads to plant next winter. In our district we plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest day. This year will be a bumper crop as the winter rains were abundant.