It is good to see the spears of my autumn planting of garlic thrusting through the soil. Maybe the spring isn't that far off after all. The recent gales and incessant rain tend to disguise the drift from season to season but inexorably we are moving towards warmer and drier days. Days with more sunlight and more heat.
I think that I might have planted slightly too many garlic bulbs last year. The below picture displays the remains of the 2013 crop. I suspect that I will be unable to munch my way through all of this before the bulbs start to grow. Not willing to loose out on my agrarian efforts I think that I will peel off the dead papery leaves and consign the denuded cloves to the freezer.