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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 February 23, 2011 at 6:19pm

Music is one of our favorites and best producers. German red is the other-both so tasty and long shelf lives and easy to peel and chop. Sure enough, big cloves yield big garlic bulbs!! We learned the verrrrrry hard way on that in year 3!! We planted every single weenie teeny clove, thinking our soil was so good it would have to produce a good sized bulb! Wrong! There was a lot of sweating, swearing and laughing that year ;o)

 We started year one with 150 bulbs and got so hooked on the fresh flavor, the ease of maintenance and all the free garlic we could eat--we had to keep going with it. Out of all the produce we've grown, it's definitely our true love and what we have decided to focus on.

Your big cloves should serve you well. I'm guessing your 4 x 6 bed will harvest out around 200 garlic bulbs? With about 5 cloves per bulb, at the high end you could replant about 1000 next season...but of course you will have to eat a bunch!, so those numbers vary....We always take out what we will eat in a year, share with family and friends, and then plant the remainder. It's a beautiful thing how it multiplies faster/bigger than bunnies. ;o)

Comment by Angie Thomas on February 23, 2011 at 5:58pm
This year I ordered some Music seed garlic from Prairie Coteau Farm in my home state of South Dakota.  The cloves were enormous so I am really hoping for a good yield!  I only planted a 4 x 6 bed--we're obviously on different ends of the garlic grower spectrum!  :) 
Comment by Country Girl on February 23, 2011 at 5:44pm
Welcome, Angie! *handing you a bonus garlic bread loaf for being the first group member* ....Thanks for chiming in...hopefully we will get a nice thing going here. We are in our 8th year growing, but babes in the woods yet to be sure. Happy to share our trials and errors, and the learning that has taken place over the years.  Which variety of garlic do you grow?
Comment by Angie Thomas on February 23, 2011 at 5:06pm
Not quite a diva, but I would love to learn more about growing garlic!  This will be only my 2nd year growing garlic but I am excited to see those first leaves poking up!
 

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