Below you can see one of the first of the garlic sprouts. If I get to eat garlic from the garden, that’s wonderful. The garlic’s main mission, however, is to keep some bad bugs away. As you may know, this is called companion planting. Since I choose to use no pesticides but like eating vegetables, the garden uses the pests’ own dislikes to keep them away. Specifically, little pests called flea beetles eat eggplant leaves… but hate garlic. I’ll get some eggplant seedlings a little later on, and we’ll see how it goes.
This little garlic grew about 4 inches in 5 days, so it seems to be off to an energetic start.