The trouble with growing root crops is you can’t see what’s under the ground. The cool part of growing root crops is that things are happening underground unseen. Last fall, I pushed a half dozen garlic cloves into the soil. They sprouted and waved their stalks in the air. Then a couple days ago, I noticed that a couple of the stalks were folded over.
Hmm. Isn’t garlic supposed to fall over when it gets ripe? So I dug one up and found–half a head of garlic. So … not quite ripe. And … not fallen over. Knocked over. So … why are the cats sitting on the garlic?