I finally planted the garlic last night. And by "night" I really do mean night.
For my birthday, my friend Andrea got me some reusable plant stakes which I opted to use. But I also fear that like the last reusable plant stakes the name may fade out by the end of the growing season. But these stakes have little plant pictures on them so I can tell which one is which just by the little painted on picture. Thus, pictures for the blog so I have a record of which is which.
[edited 01/06/12: I planted a crapload of yellow onions on the first or so. So now my garden plots (and the potato box) are full of onions and garlic. And one fennel plant and 2 lemon balms and 1 garlic chives plant. Point is, I've guaranteed myself that I won't have a spring garden - which is probably for the best since we're still in a pretty bad drought.]