Plant Alliums This Fall

Now is the time to plant bulbs that bloom in spring.  As long as the ground is workable, you can plant!  Fall planted bulb varieties include allium (garlic, leeks, potato onions, onions, shallots), anemone, crocus, daffodil, fritillaria, snowdrops, spanish blue bells and tulips.

Garlic comes in all sorts of tasty options.  Hardneck Rocamoles, Purple Stripes and Porcelains prefer cold winters.   German Extra Hardy is in the Porcelain group of hardneck garlic and is one of the easiest varieties to peel. You don't need a dedicated vegetable garden.  Simply plant in a sunny existing bed and borders and cover soil with mulch.  Dig up bulbs when the top half of the leaves are brown in late spring.  Find more information on growing alliums successfully at the Maine Potato Lady

Seed Library

HPL Seed Library

Check out the Seed Library display for selected books and resources on seedsaving and composting.

Published by on October 21, 2021
Last Modified August 11, 2022