The Husband was also able to get into the yard a little bit yesterday and put down some grass seed. I wanted to get out there and take down some of my plants in the veggie garden that are done producing, but I didn't have a chance. Instead, I decided what I was going to have (and not have) in the veggie garden next year. Definitely tomatoes and eggplant. Definitely not garlic. I tried growing it this year and it didn't work. The scapes died so early, so when I pulled out the garlic, it was just one big clove. Bummer.
It's a bummer because I do love garlic. I use it in a lot of dishes. I usually use my garlic press, which I love. But sometimes I just smash it and put it in. I typically smash the cloves with a knife. I know - not safe. I just read in a Better Homes and Gardens mag that you can separate a garlic head into individual cloves by striking it with an unopened can. I bet you can clean the bottom of the can and then use that to smash the clove too!
What do you use to smash garlic cloves?