Moldovans, especially living in villages, use all their land for planting, whether it be fruits and vegetables or flowers. None of this grass nonsense. Starting the second week in March we started preparing the garden by turning the earth and picking out old roots. The soil in Moldova is perfect. I am no gardener, but what naturally covers the ground in Moldova is said to be some of the best land in the world for growing crops. I’ll try to be detailed with each of these vegetables for our garden in the future.

Cepe = Onions:

Make rows in the ground about 15 cm apart, place baby onions with root up about 8-10 cm apart. Cover with dirt, and finely rake. We used baby onions instead of seeds for a faster crop. About $2/kg.

Usturoi = Garlic:

We used these garlic starters for a faster crop. Make rows about 15 cm apart. Stick bulb in the ground with the root up about 5-8 cm apart. Water. Do not cover with dirt. About $2.50/kg.

We also planted a few rows of garlic cloves with with root up about 5-8 cm apart. Do not water, but cover and rake like you do with onions.

Ridichi = Radishes:

Make rows about 15 cm apart. Sprinkle seeds sparingly along the rows. Cover and lightly rake.

Morcovi = Carrots:

Make rows about 15 cm apart. Sprinkle seeds sparingly along the rows. Cover and lightly rake.

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