It was a good year for garlic, lots of large bulbs with fat creamy cloves. Rather than buying in garlic to plant for next year's crop I chose some of this year's largest bulbs to split up and provide me with my seed cloves. I have probably planted slightly too many cloves but I do like garlic and it does seem to have various health benefits. Still if they do all come and survive the winter, one hundred and fifty garlics might be slightly too many!
With rabbits still proving a problem in the garden I have surrounded the newly planted garlic patch with protective chicken wire. My shotgun toting friends have still not appeared to rid me of these turbulent pests.