Planting garlic / Sadnja češnjaka
Zato smo se odlučili posaditi ga lani po prvi put. Dobro je urodio, a ovo je post kad smo ga pleli u pletenice - ovdje.
Odabrali samo najbolje plodove od tog uroda i opet ga posadili prije 2 tjedna, oko Sv. Luke, kad se i tradicionalno sadi u južnim krajevima. Inače, ovaj češnjak potječe iz Ljubitovitice, mjesta poznatog po najboljoj sorti češnjaka (jedva smo ga nabavili). Stvarno je ukusan i ima prekrasne velike režnjeve. Za sadnju se koriste samo vanjski režnjevi, kao na slici gore. One unutrašnje ne sadimo, njih ubrzo ionako pojedemo.
We all love eating garlic and we use it a lot in our national cousine, expecially in winter time - it is well known that garlic is natural antibiotic. We eat garlic with fish, with steamed vegatables, mangold, risotto made of calamary or cuttlefish, with saurekraut, in cod dish, in our regional meat specialities.
That's why we decided to plant some garlic last fall for a very first time. It tourned out pretty good, this is a post when we braded the garlic - here.
We have picked the best crop to plant it again, around St. Lucas, a traditional period for garlic planting in these south parts of Croatia.. By the way, this garlic originates from a little village called Ljubitovitica, known for its best garlic sort. It is very tasteful and it has beautiful and big cloves. If you are about to plant some, use only outside cloves (just like on photo above). Inside cloves we don't plant, we eat those soon enough anyway.
First you should prepare the dirt (plow or so). You plant the garlic cloves 15 x 15 cm wide. We use this long plank for 2 reasons; we dont' want to step on the ground too much and because it provides orientation for width between 2 rows. When the rows left nad right from the plank are finished, we move it forward and so on, just like on the next photo.
Čuperak ide gore! Topnkot is always up!
Gurne se oko 2 cm duborko u zemlju. It must be around 2 cm in dirt.
Poslije se zemlja poravna grabljama i gotovo.
Later on the planted region must be leveled with rakes and done!
In the same time and in the same way, we plant onions, as well. We buy the seeds at specialised store
or from local farmers. We are not brave enough to produce some of our own, yet.