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
Last summer I successfully grew true garlic seed. I was thrilled. In the middle of the winter I followed Ted Jordan Meredith and Avram Drucker’s advice and soaked the garlic seeds in a 1% solution of household bleach. I then rinsed the seeds and placed them on moist paper towels in a ziplock bag in … More 2013 True Garlic Seed Update
We currently grow about 16000 garlic bulbs. Roughly 1/3 were initially started from bulbil on our farm. We propagate by bulbil in part to keep costs down but also to avoid importing disease from other farms when we buy in new garlic varieties. Garlic bulbils are the small bulbs that develop in the garlic scape … More Growing Garlic From Bulbils
This brand new Ste-Anne garlic fest movie will make you jump in your vehicle on Saturday, August 24 from 9 am to 2 pm and get to the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue farmers market for the 7th annual garlic fest! You can find out more on the English garlic fest website or the French festival de l’ail website. … More 2013 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival
Have you been wondering what happened with my attempt to produce true garlic seed? Here’s how it went … (Reminder: True garlic seed is different from the bulbils that appear in mature garlic scapes. You can read a true garlic seed primer and a garlic bulbil primer in past GTS posts. Or read Ted Meredith … More True Garlic Seed Update