‘Tis the Season for Transylvanian

Transylvanian Garlic Braid

Transylvanian Garlic Braid - 7 bulbs tied together with a black ribbon; includes a small bundle of sage, thyme, and rosemary.

It’s that time again – a time of anticipation, and for some, even dread.

A time when some point their fingers at fear and laugh – a nervous laugh, to be sure, to feign delight after twilight in the transformations that take place in the heart and soul of your very own home.… Read more

A Somewhat Unconventional Garlic Garden

After rescuing my website yesterday after near heart failure that I had wiped out everything, I had to get outside (note to website folks: the theme Atahualpa is a fantastic theme – and I love it – but it does not mesh well with WP e-Commerce, which apparently has issues under certain conditions).… Read more

Got Garlic???? YES we DO!

If you’ve checked out my “Garlic Variety” page lately, you might think “there are no products.”

ACTUALLY – WE HAVE LOTS OF GARLIC – REALLY GREAT GARLIC, in fact – even though many in our community had crop failures.

This is a prime example of the con side of doing your own website when you don’t know what the heck you’re doing!… Read more

Garlic Planting Planner

Garlic planting time!

Question for you – how much are you planting this year? Do you know? (Do you even care?)

Silly question. OF COURSE WE CARE! We are passionate about garlic.

But what I am referring to are the many ways of planning the garlic garden.… Read more

Garlic Still Available!

garlic bundleIt’s garlic scramble time. That means it’s that time of year when we are all scrambling to find those unique bulbs that you simply can’t find in the stores. Is it just me, or does it seem that gourmet garlic varieties are hard to find this year?… Read more

Surrounded by Garlic!

More baskets of garlicRoomful of garlicInchelium Redbaskets of garlicPolish White BraidsGerman Extra HardyRussian GiantInchelium Red

One of the great pleasures of growing garlic is when it is all harvested, cured, cleaned, weighed, measured, sorted, and gently placed in baskets on the shelf … and then you just sit in the middle of it all, inhale that wonderful fragrance, close your eyes, and imagine all the wonderful things you will do with these beauties!… Read more

Self-Imposed Limitations, Sustainability, and Creatively Breaking Rules

Sign Wrapped Around Corner, "Turning Point" (Click to buy at Art.com)I’ve hit a turning point. Actually, several of them. I figure if you’re lucky, you get a lot of them, because they are opportunities for growth, which, if you’re talking about a garden, is a good thing.

The turning points for me were two-fold.… Read more

Garlic Under Snow

Siberian Purple Stripe garlic sprout in mid-February

One day, we go from this...

Bed of Siberian Purple Stripe garlic bulbs in mid-February

…and this...

Garlic Sprout Under Snow

…to this (yikes!)

Garlic Bed Under Snow

("Garlic? Are you still there?" "Yes!" come the muffled replies)

Garlic Bed in a Snowstorm

…and even to this! No, there is nothing wrong with your monitor. This is an official picture of a garlic bed in a snowstorm.

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