I actually have green stuff in the garden! In mid January! In Pittsburgh! This is the first year we've overwintered garlic (or grown garlic at all for that matter) so it's fun to see signs of life in my otherwise dead front yard. In late fall I picked up several varieties of organic hard-neck garlic from Enon Valley Garlic and planted one of our 5.5" square beds with it. I'm sure I could mulch a little deeper, but considering the weather has been unusually warm I think we're OK.
If you're in Western PA (or Eastern OH) and want to try a fantastically wide variety of hard and soft-neck garlic, stop by the Enon Valley Garlic booth at one of the farmers markets listed on their home page. They're a family run organic garlic farm and will even give you pointers on growing your own gourmet garlic at home. Check out their website for an excellent primer on how to grow garlic. They also have a photo guide to the different types of garlic they grow.
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