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AlbionMP
Wednesday, December 20th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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Garlic - Grow Your Own

With the 21st Winter Solstice tomorrow, I am suggesting to everyone (including myself), that they learn to plant some Garlic. So grab some pots and plant away for a harvest next June.

"Spring Planting Garlic. T&M's Choice. Easy to grow and good for you.
Preferring a light, rich soil. Separate the bulbs into individual cloves and plant just below the surface in late winter/early spring. Lift and dry the bulbs in late summer and store cool."

Winter Planting - Garlic
Autumn Planting - Albigensian Wight
Autumn Planting - Early Wight
Spring Planting - Elephant Garlic
Autumn Planting - Purple Wight
Autumn Planting - Wight Cristo

http://potatoes.thompson-morgan.com/uk/en/list/onion/1?er=googleuk;term=garlic



Note: if there is anyone who has a bit of experience with growing Garlic, then please mention - which way up to plant the garlic bulb, flat end or pointed end.

Thankyou.

lei.talk
Thursday, December 21st, 2006, 01:58 AM
i grow many varieties of garlic, commercially -
after dividing the cloves,
i always plant them
with the growing tip pointed up.

AlbionMP
Thursday, December 21st, 2006, 09:36 AM
i grow many varieties of garlic, commercially -
after dividing the cloves,
i always plant them
with the growing tip pointed up.


Super, and Thank You.

lei.talk
Friday, December 29th, 2006, 05:18 AM
most of the garlic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic) i sell
to restaurants and individual subscribers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community-supported_agriculture)

is in the form of "greens"
from the soft-necked varieties
- these are the outer-most layer of leaves
harvested daily along with the salad-mix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesclun)
that i gather in the same fashion:

by plucking only the outer-most leaves
and allowing the plant to continue growing -

and "spears" ( la asparagus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus), which i also sell)
from the hard-necked types of garlic.

if there is sudden hot weather (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Ana_wind)
which causes the plants to "bolt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolting)" a seed-head,
i pinch those off and sell them
as a delicacy.

lacking the clement year-round growing-environment
of southern california (which is why i chose this area),
you may cultivate garlic
as an in-doors potted plant for the same delicious results.

one of my many suppliers (http://www.gourmetgarlicgardens.com/overview.htm) for the varietal/heirloom vegetables
and fruits in which my farm specialises.