Growing Garlic: Take Two, Spring Update

Last fall, I wrote a blog about our new and improved garlic patch

As of today- May 14, 2019

It appears that the store bought (probably Mexican or Chinese in origin) organic garlic did not care for our winter… of the 3 dozen or so cloves MrGillis planted, only half a dozen or so have popped and they are pretty weak looking.

Now, this stuff, the Elephant Garlic given us to by Donna and Wes Lord that they’ve been cultivating in Weston for a few years… Wow! MrGillis thinks every clove sprouted.

So, a huge thank you to the Lords- without you our garlic patch would be a pretty sad garlic wasteland.

This, to us, really is side by side proof, that locally sourced works best in this situation.

Until next time, have a wicked good day!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. We tried fall planting garlic for the first time at our current homestead and climate last fall. We planted Premium Northern White and Spanish Roja. The White started poking through much earlier than the Roja, but so far they are both looking like they survived our climate and are going to do well.
    I am glad you were able to have some of your come up so you are not left with nothing!

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    1. Yeah it’s definitely been a learning experience.. again lol. Congrats on your patch!

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  2. Last fall I got some local hardneck garlic from a local festival. I got two plants to sprout from six cloves and both of them are looking great!

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    1. That’s great! Are you going to eat them or use them to plant again?


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