Yesterday was the first garlic harvest of the year from our home garden. And as usual, the earliest garlic was Stella. This garlic is named after my grandma Stella who grew it in her garden. My grandma had only been growing the garlic for 10 years or so when she gave it to me. She … More Harvesting my grandma’s garlic!
So you want to take garlic pre-orders? How much of your garlic should you sell while it’s still standing in the field? Today’s spreadsheet will help you figure out how much garlic you want to hold back to plant next year’s crops. And how much garlic you’ll have left to sell. There’s a safety factor … More fsa tip #61 how much garlic should you pre-sell?
The Complete Book Of Garlic by Ted Jordan Meredith In my corner of the world, when you go to a farmers market, garlic usually means Music garlic – those big white bulbs with 4-6 spicy cloves. Music is definitely a reliable garlic in a cold Canadian climate. But it is not the only garlic out … More Farmer Book Club: the complete book of garlic
This month’s spreadsheet tips are going to be about pre-selling your garlic. There are definitely a lot of considerations if you want to run a pre-order. How do you do this in your online store? How much should you charge? Is it risky? Will anyone buy in advance? But really the place to start is … More fsa tip #60 how much garlic is in your field?
These knives have cut a lot of lettuce heads, a lot of chard, a lot of cabbage, and a lot of garlic roots. At Tourne-Sol, we chop garlic roots off directly in the field before bringing the bulbs in to cure. That’s about 25 000 garlic bulbs for 10 harvest knives. A lot of cutting … More These knives have cut a lot of vegetables
Anyone else have a big bowl of garlic cloves within easy reach of the cutting board? 🧄 🧄 🧄 🧄 🧄 These are mostly leftover Rocambole garlic cloves from when @fermetournesol planted garlic. Rocamboles have about 10-11 cloves per bulk. We keep the 6-8 biggest Cloves per bulb and put the rest aside. There was … More Big Bowls Of Garlic Cloves
Garlic is an example of how crop rotation can only go so far. There are some pretty nasty soil borne garlic diseases and nematodes. They can decimate your field and ruin your crop. YES, crop rotation is a tool to clean those fields up. In the worst cases it can take as long as 10 … More Garlic Is Where Your Crop Rotation Can Break Down
You know how there are times in your farming career when you can grow more crop than you can sell? For a number of years, we were growing much more garlic than our clients were able to buy. So we started braiding garlic, and we were able to sell more of our garlic that way. Then we started … More FSA Tip #38 How To Price Garlic Braids
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