Growing Great Garlic

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Growing Great Garlic

Post  Shep on Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:44 pm

It's that time of the year when seasoned gardeners are preparing their soils for garlic planting, adding bone meal and trace minerals. Here in Kansas, garlic is planted in late September through mid-October for overwintering into next summer's crop. Fortunately, for the backyard gardener, there are lots of varieties available via garden catalogs.

We discovered that many of our customers were garlic fans, so we've been expanding our garlic growing beds every year to meet the demand for local, organically grown garlic. We've raised several varieties of hardneck and softneck garlics and continue to experiment with new varieties every year. This year's planting list includes Music, Chesnok Red, Inchelium Red, Lorz Italian, Polish White, Spanish Roja, and Susanville.

Here's a link to an on-line garlic planting guide: http://www.seedsavers.org/garlic_guide.htm

If you want some "hands-on" garlic planting experience, you are personally invited to come out to the farm on garlic planting day for a free get-your-hands-in-the-dirt Tom Sawyer style garlic planting demo. Contact us for scheduling.

In addition to selling garlic bulbs, we plan to also sell garlic scapes, bulbils, and garlic braids next season.

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