Good harvest of garlic from hugelkulture

First harvest of garlic on the farm

First harvest of garlic on the farm

Garlic yielded surprisingly well this year. It’s a porcelain type called “Music”. It liked southern side of the hill.  I planted not a big quantity for my first year, so mostly all of this harvest will be replanted for the next year. I used a temporary shelter-greenhouse to dry the garlic and it worked really well.

 

So after drying the garlic I found another use for the same facility – to dry the out of date pitas for chickens.

Drying out of date pitas for chickens

Drying out of date pitas for chickens

Fresh bread attracts an amazing variety of animals. All kinds of birds including crows, wrenches and even woodpeckers; racoons, mice, dogs, foxes.  Before I couldn’t use more then 5 – 10 pitas and had to leave the rest for a landfill.

Dry bread – is a totally different story. Now I can save all pitas I get in my compost from the grocery store.