Growing Great Garlic

The keys to growing great garlic are these: start with high quality seed garlic; plant with ample balanced compost; mulch thoroughly; water as needed.

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Bed preparation is similar to any annual vegetable crop: remove perennial weeds; aerate the soil; adjust pH as needed.

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Planting is anytime between the beginning of June and end of July. The go-to date is 21st June. Here are some sprouts under a hard frost.

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Harvest is between mid-December and mid-January. The go-to date is 21st December.

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We grade it into three sizes: seed, sell and eat.

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We tie it into twin bundles of ten for easy counting and easy hanging.

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The Great Garlic Parade!

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We hang it for three to four weeks and then cut off the tops and tails. It stores for up to 10 months.

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Wait six months and repeat the process.

Peace, Estwing

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