Welcome Back Garlic!

Welcome back New Garlic Shoots! Welcome back Garlic Lovers! It's only February, and the garlic looks rather naked and vulnerable out there.

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Garlic is Harvested and Curing!

Hooray! The garlic is harvested and is now 2 weeks into the curing process. What do 1300 bulbs of hanging garlic look like? Granted, by some standards, that is not…

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Garlic Scape Hummus

I promised you all my favorite hummus recipe. But first, I'd like to know how a bunch of smashed chick peas mixed with a little this and that, and a…

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Garlic Scape Recipes: Pesto

I have been asked - no - begged - to reveal my soon-to-be-famous recipes for pesto and hummus using fresh garlic scapes. Ok. I bend to peer pressure. But not…

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Garlic Status – Summer Solstice ’08

Despite the cold spring here in the Pacific Northwest, the garlic has been thriving! We got everything weeded over the weekend and thoroughly watered. You can almost feel them reaching…

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Rain! Rain! Rain!

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you know we're still waiting for this season called spring and it's almost summer! The cold temps have delayed most crops - but…

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The Scallions Are Here!

Garlic scallions - or "green garlic" - those tender little morsels before they mature into a pungent clove-divided bulb, spell spring in so many ways! Yes you can eat the shoots! And those garlic cloves that didn't quite overwinter and have started to sprout? You can still plant them! Even a small pot will do. Crowded is ok. In a couple of months (maybe less), you, too, can be eating your own scallions right from the garden.

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