Urgent: Weed Your Garlic!

Ok, I know, it’s officially spring and that means the beginning of Panic Season. There is so much to DO, I haven’t even taken time to write on this blog for over a month. As every plant awakes, every weed seed jumps out of its pod, every blade of grass begins it’s spring flush, and as our neighbors are frantically revving up their lawnmowers and weed trimmers twice a week if not more often, how can we NOT feel the intensity of this “now or never” insanity?… Read more

What’s Wrong with My Garlic?

Call in the Garlic Whisperer!

Basal Rot
Garlic problem #22: Basal rot on garlic; University of Minnesota Extension photo

If you grow garlic for any time at all, eventually you will have “issues.” At some point along the way, you might notice that some aren’t doing quite as well as the others.… Read more

Garlic Status – Memorial Day Plant Survey

How is your garlic growing?

German Extra Hardy garlic plants
Short person in tall garlic patch. That would be me and the German Extra Hardies.

 

Plant Survey:

About once or twice a month, I am taking a photographic survey of plants in the garden and around the back acre.… Read more

First Sprouts of Garlic!

Sprouts of Chinese Pink, a Turban variety of garlicRussian Giant Garlic SproutsGreat news! Garlic is up all over the garden and it is looking strong! Of course, we would expect a good showing on the Chinese Pink, a Turban variety, known for maturing early. This is our first year for growing this particular variety, and we are looking forward to it being ready early in the season, right about the time when we are ready to trade our first-born children for fresh garlic.… Read more

Planting Garlic Bulbils for Fun and Profit

Alternate Title: 7 Things You Can Do With Garlic Bulbils!

Garlic Bulbil

BULBILS. The word rolls around the tongue like a mouthful of marbles. They are the exotic blooms at the end of the scapes of hardneck garlic varieties that produce little seedlets.… 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

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