Checked on the garlic patch today. Expecting bitter cold wind chills to -32 for the next few days. Garlic is pretty tough stuff but I feel better knowing that there's a thick layer of wood chip mulch covering it and snow coming soon to keep it snug.
Garlic growing is different than a conventional garden. Our season starts in the Fall when everyone else has finished. The anticipation that those little garlicky shoots will emerge come early Spring gets us through the the long winter days.