Everyone loves Garlic Fingers

Everyone loves Garlic Fingers right?? So let’s plant delicious garlic to get us started.

How To Plant Garlic

Separate the bulb into cloves. Keep the paper on the clove and distribute one clove to each child. If you have more kids than cloves, let the other children dig the holes for planting! These kids can dig small holes in a straight line about twice the depth of the size of the clove. 

The more space between holes, the larger your cloves can grow. If you have a smaller garden bed, stagger the plantings in each row so they are not side by side Have the remaining kids line up to carefully place one clove in one hole, with the pointy part up. 

Plant All Garlic First, Then Cover

I recommend not filling in the holes with dirt, until all the cloves have been placed in their holes to be sure you have one in each hole and that they are placed the right way up.

When the cloves have been checked, fill in the holes with loose soil, and cover the bed with leaves, or straw. One last chore is to mark the planted area to be sure everyone knows the area is planted and to keep kids from playing or digging in that garden bed. 

This can be done in the early spring to be harvested late fall or planted late fall to be harvested mid summer. Both work.

Garlic does not do well with repeated freezing and thawing so be sure to keep those beds covered up during the winter months.

Growing Tips

Garlic likes to grow in full sun. It is a heavy feeder, which means it requires a lot of organic material and compost to keep it growing happily. 

Be sure to plant garlic in an area that is free of weeds and in an area with good drainage so the bulbs don’t rot.

 Garlic Fingers

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Use homemade or store bought dough and fit into a pan. 

Mix 2 cloves of minced garlic with ½ cup of butter. Brush liberally onto dough.

Top with mozzarella cheese, and bacon bits if desired. 

Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is browned. Enjoy!

Kids from our farm school made the loveliest garlic fingers. There was nothing left after the photo was taken !
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