The garlic is close to harvesting for us. I took a few samples. Some areas have stayed wet while others are drying down. Depends on how thick the mulch is. So I watered in some areas. I am thinking it will be about one week to the start of harvest. It's ok to dry the garlic down a bit but not too much. Tomorrow's forecast calls for a high of 99.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
We are into the garlic season for 2011. You get out of garlic what you put into it. Weeds hinder growth so they can be the biggest culprit. We dodged a bullet the other day when the hail missed the garlic. Last year our garlic was cut up pretty bad because of the ice bullets. At this point in the season there should be no more fertilizing and pull back, if you can, on the watering. Letting the garlic dry down so that it is stressed seems to help the growth/size of the bulb.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The Garlic is looking good. We will have around 50 varieties this 2010 season plus new samplers. Among a few hardy bulbs will be Chesnok Red purple stripe hardneck garlic, Russian Red hardneck garlic, German White hardneck porcelain garlic, Shantung Purple a hot softneck, Music porcelain a hardneck and one of our favorites.