I remember reading in Joy of Gardening that it's good to grow green onions, lettuce, spinach and even carrots with the garlic. I'm not planning on growing carrots this year, but I did sow lettuce, spinach, and green onion seeds in the garlic bed on Saturday, the last day of March. All the books/seed packets say that the seeds should be sown directly as soon as the soil can be worked. It seems like it should be so easy, but again, this is a first for me: I read the back of each seed packet and tried to carry out the instructions. We'll see how well things turn out! I planted the onions in only half the bed - trying to avoid the garlic, and I planted 4 "bands" of lettuce, so that I can do some "succession planting". Finally, I planted spinach in the other half of the bed.
After I planted the seeds, I realized that we haven't opened our pump, so I didn't have a convenient way to water the seeds. Then, I couldn't find a watering can, and I couldn't find enough hose to reach the bed from the outside faucet. Thankfully, it rained yesterday, and we're expecting more rain this week.
I like this picture because all the garlic tops are visible. That's my shadow.
Here's my other Shadow... in the shadows!