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.

Iowa Garlic Farm Begins

This is our new website location.  We hope to be able to share with you our garlic growing journey.  This will be the place you can find farm updates.  We will be posting pictures, news events, links to garlic related news articles, information on other Iowa garlic growers, and pretty much all other things garlic.  Enjoy this adventure with us, and feel free to post any question or comments that you might have.