Category Archives: Garlic

First Garlic Harvest!

I noticed the other day that some of my softneck garlic was starting to yellow and lean over a lot.  I had a pang of fear that i was loosing my garlic, again!  last year’s garlic crop, everything but 8 … Continue reading

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Garlic Planting

Got around to getting the garlic in the other day.  I waited until after the first frost so the bulbs don’t grow too much above ground.  The trick is to find that balance where they have enough time to put … Continue reading

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Fall planting….almost

Yay!  It’s my birthday! Alright, it’s not really my birthday, but it sure feels like it when you get a package in the mail with your name on it…the garlic arrived.  If you remember from this spring, this year’s garlic … Continue reading

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Then There Were Eight…

Turns out that garlic rot is quite serious…Here’s what the garlic bed looked like this early spring: Now, there are only 8 plants remaining: 8 out of the original 90 plants!  They look lonely The remaining plants (soft neck) are … Continue reading

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Garlic Fungus

So, it appears that there’s a fungus among us!  After hemming and hawing about what on earth is going on with the garlic (fungus, nematodes, other bugs, rust…), i looked at this website from UC Davis, and that really helped.  It’s looks … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing

Rain is great.  Too much rain can really suck!  I noticed that some of the garlic is drooping and dying off very quickly.  Probably lost a dozen or so plants, and some are a little stunted.  I’m really hoping it’s not … Continue reading

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Garlic

Snapped a photo of the garlic bed yesterday morning after the snow.  I planted it around Halloween, and it sprouted because of the unseasonably warm fall we had: plus the warm up last week, it recently put on another few … Continue reading

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