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Garlic Divas and Gurus

A Greenminded gathering space in a friendly garlic patch for networking, sharing, inspiring and general garlic info, recipes, and anything garlic!

Location: Garlic World
Members: 31
Latest Activity: Mar 19

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When to Plant? Conflicting Advice... 2 Replies

I'd like to try growing some of my own garlic, but I've read many various conflicting pieces of advice.  I'm in SE Michigan in ZONE 5. I've noticed all of our stores carry garlic bulbs in the spring,…Continue

Tags: planting, bulbs, garlic, michigan, 5

Started by Carrie Seal-Stahl. Last reply by Carrie Seal-Stahl Jun 25, 2013.

What kinds do you Grow?

I grow German White, Persian Star, Chesnok Red, Purple Glazer and Music. Put in around 3500 last October and started harvesting 2 days ago

Started by Lucy Goodman Jul 1, 2011.

Preserving Garlic questions 1 Reply

Hello all garlic freaks.  I have a few questions about preserving garlic.One, Is there anything else to making garlic powder other than drying and grinding?  I made it once a long time ago and it…Continue

Tags: pickling, oil, packing, drying, dehydrating

Started by Torry. Last reply by Country Girl Apr 9, 2011.

Welcome to the Garlic Patch...

Garlicious greetings! Welcome to the garlic patch!  Pull up a lawn chair and feel free to sample the varieties, munch on the fresh tomato garlic pizza and pesto pasta...napkins are optional. Any and…Continue

Tags: garlic

Started by Country Girl Feb 23, 2011.

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Comment by Country Girl on July 8, 2011 at 11:39am
The crops are in!!! My porch is garlicious! ;o) No vampires here...We pulled last weekend and had a glorious time of it in good dry hot weather. Unfortunately due to our distance from home to where our garlic is, there was another burst of scapes that came after the initial scape cutting fest. Our sizes on those garlic that went to flower were definitely smaller than usual! So, that was disappointing, but hopefully we will be able to have a more sane year next season and have our garlic closer to home, once we find some local land to relocate to! Fresh garlic pasta dinners this week...topped with some fresh basil...waiting on the wee little grape tomatoes to riped up and all will be well in the world ;o)
Comment by Ginny Hopper on September 17, 2011 at 4:35pm
Two years ago in the spring I was given a few garlic plants and replanted them in my garden beds. I pulled the scapes off when they made an appearance and I let them over winter last winter, thus enlarging my crop for this year. I was told and read that you can produce new plants from the seed that forms from the scapes. Has anyone here done this and if so, how do you go about it? When do you harvest the scape, how is the scape treated once removed, how are the seeds removed and stored until planting time, when do you plant the seed, how deep and how long until it forms an edible bulb?  Thanks!
Comment by Lucy Goodman on September 18, 2011 at 6:48am
You an indeed get garlic from the bubels (seeds). You let the scape go to flower and let the flower develop completely (do not cut off the plant-oh and the garlic will be tiny as all the energy went into growing flowers/seed) and you will have the bubels. Than you plant those, let them grow for a year, dig the garlic up (it will be small and usually only 2 or 3 cloves), separate out the cloves, plant them in the fall and repeat this another season or two and you will, in 3 to 5 years, get regular sized garlic 9and possibly and new variety if you let several different type flower at the same time and cross pollinate)
Comment by Lucy Goodman on November 4, 2011 at 6:31am
Time to plant the 2012 garlic crop. I plan on getting in around 3000 cloves in the next 2 weeks or so.

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