This year, I wanted to switch things up and grow vegetables all season long. I built a hoop house over my raised garden bed, and planted my very first winter garden. I planted crops that do well in the cold, then took precautionary measures to make sure they wouldn’t freeze. Since this was my first try at growing vegetables all season, I set my expectations lower that usual and just hoped for the best. I took notes of what did well, what did great, and what did not so great.
Before I started planting, I made a list of unique crops that I wanted to try growing. Baker Creeks Heirloom Seeds is the perfect place to shop. They have a wide selection of not only seeds, but different varieties of garlic bulbs to choose from. Elephant Garlic immediately caught my eye. I wanted to challenge myself, as well as expand my gardening knowledge by growing something new. Out of everything I tried growing over the winter, Elephant Garlic turned out to be my MVV(most valuable vegetable). Seeing it through each growing stage was fascinating and such a great learning experience.