Letters from a Hill Farm
Beautiful!! some day I have to learn how to grow it, we eat enough of it here. Enjoy, Nan :-)
Email me when you want to grow it, and I can tell you the particulars. Very easy. Really.
Lovely photo - Mary
Thank you! I try to document things like this for future reference.
Nan, What variety do you grow? I grow German Extra Hardy from Seed Savers, but have two other varieties on order to plant this fall for next year's garlic. I have used some of mine, but haven't pulled it all. How do you know for sure that it is time to pull it all?
Music. It has the large cloves. This year for the first time we are going to save some of the harvest to plant in the fall instead of buying it. We'll see...It is ready to pull when it is yellowed and looks like it is dying.
Exactly the word. :<)
Oh the wonderful things you will make with those!
We love the stuff!
Lovely! Do you preserve garlic in oil? My Dad grows garlic on the allotment, too, and onions. The onions are hung from hooks under the roof of the shed, but I am not sure how else (apart from preserving in oil) he stores the garlic.
I've never tried that. We just kind of eat it until it is gone. :>)
Mmmmm! My poor hubby can't tolerate garlic, though.
That is a great sadness. :<)))))
Delicious, and I can almost smell that very particular tomato plant smell when I look at your new header.
I do love the smell.
Love garlic, but you need to be careful where you plant this old-fashioned variety. I had it in a perennial bed and it quickly turned into an army of invaders......It needs to be off on the edge of something wild, I think.....The scapes are great to cook with, too.
I didn't know there was an 'invader' kind of garlic. I have bought 'wild garlic' before. I wonder if that's what you mean??? I do use the scapes. In case someone is reading this and doesn't know what we are talking about, I did a post on them once:http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2007/06/garlic-scapes.html
I need to growmy soil is so damp in areasDoes it need to be real dry...
Sorry, but I don't know. You might look it up online somewhere.
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