For our very first cropping season we are going to use a straw mulch. We have secured straw bales from a local neighbor. I am estimating that the straw bales will be 18″ x 14″ x 4′ in size. It is desired to have at least 4 inches of straw mulch covering our garlic for the winter. We are another step closer in our preparation for planting. In our next post I hope to have some pictures of our planting site and soil preparation efforts.