A month ago I planted a second batch of garlic in the polytunnel. There were two reasons for doing so: first because I couldn’t get hold of the variety I wanted when I was looking to plant outdoors (that variety being Solent Wight) and second because I don’t know how badly the outdoor plants will suffer from rust. We had some on the raspberries this year so clearly the spores are about (I don’t know if it’s the same type of fungus in the case of garlic, but I don’t really want to take the risk that my outdoor plants will get it without a backup plan).
Whilst I’ve been doing stuff in the polytunnel over the last few days I noticed that the first leaves from the first clove have sprouted.
I love this. It’s reassurance that things are going right and that there’s no need to doubt that there’ll be a crop next year. I can’t wait 🙂