On the left is last year’s garlic field. Harvested and incorporated. The straw mulch is on its way to become soil organic matter. On the right is next year’s garlic field. Ready to plant except for one thing. It’s been raining. and the ground is wet. Now is the waiting for a run of dry … More On The Cusp Of Garlic
These are my other two favourite garlic books. These are my other two favourite garlic books. Growing Great Garlic (by Ron Engeland) was my constant companion in my early garlic years. This book would be spread open on the straw mulch as I compared the scape size and colour with the descriptions in the book. … More My Two Other Favourite Garlic Books
It’s good to have a few good books lying around at all times These days, The Garlic Papers is sitting on my kitchen counter. That way I can steal a few pages here and there throughout the day. This book arrived in the mail a few days ago. My buddy JC had seen it and … More Don’t you love to drown in a good garlic book?
I’ve put together a FREE masterclass called 6 Secrets To Grow BIG GARLIC. I give this workshop every year at the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival. It’s a standing room only event where folks come to learn the magic of GREAT GARLIC! This year, with all the COVID craziness, I’m not sure what’s going to happen. So I’m bringing the … More Tired of TINY GARLIC?
Two weekends ago, at Eco Farm Days in Cornwall, Ontario; I learned that Paul Pospisil, Canada’s Garlic Guru, had passed away. Paul Pospisil was my first garlic mentor. I met Paul in 2001, just a few weeks after my very first garlic harvest. I was working at Switch Farms in Campbellville, Ontario. I had never … More Remembering Canada’s Garlic Guru
This weekend is the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue garlic festival. I’m always excited about the festival but I’m extra excited for this one because we’ve got two new workshops on the slate. One of those workshops is all about Black Garlic with Andrew Craig from Major Craig’s. What is Black Garlic? Well come on out to the workshop … More 2015 Ste-Anne Garlic Festival – August 22, 2015
I just watched this report on la Semaine Verte about garlic scapes. The video showacses Le Petit Mas and their garlic scape harvest. They harvest 1000s of pound at a time and shuffle them around in bulk bins. They then process the scapes and lacto ferment them. If you are interested in garlic, you should … More Video About Large-Scale Garlic Scape Processing
Two days until the Ste-Anne-Garlic festival! Find out more at http://steannegarlicfestival.wordpress.com/ or on Facebook We are busy brushing garlic bulbs with toothbrushes for the occasion! If you can’t make the event, you can live vicariously through last year’s garlic fest video.
We have always mulched our garlic crop. Last year, we planted one unmulched bed of Porcelain garlic as a trial. In the spring, the unmulched garlic sprouted and emerged from the soil earlier than the mulched garlic. Visually, there seemed to be more winterkilled cloves in the unmulched garlic (though a low enough amount to … More Mulched Garlic vs. Unmulched Garlic