Post by desertwoman on Sept 25, 2020 10:03:12 GMT -5
Some of us are starting to think about next years' garlic patch, so time to start the 2021 thread.
Has anyone had trouble finding garlic to plant, this year? I usually gather my own from my crop-- saving the biggest cloves for planting -but this year I wanted to add new varieties. I went to GetGarlic and oohed and ahed over their selection, went back a week or so later to order and they were sold out! And I wasn't able to find any other sources that still had stock, including our Farmers Market.
Lesson learned- order your planting garlic early!!
So I've come up short for how many I tend to plant. (I didn't save as many of my own as I assumed I'd have new ones to plant- silly me; bad planning on my part).
Haven't decided where it's going to be planted yet, but it will be towards the end of October, once I've fed all the beds.
Northern New Mexico Zone 6b (formerly Zone 5) Posting since 2005
I managed to save quite a few from last year so I think I'm ok this year. Last year I ordered garlic fairly early but I also found that a couple of fairly fancy grocery store chains in the area were actually selling pretty nice garlic by variety. They carried Spanish Roja and Inchelium red so quite nice varieties. I bought a couple of cloves of inchelium red and they worked pretty well. So that's one source, check any local fancy grocery stores.
Shame getgarlic is out of stock but good for them, definitely the best source and very reasonable as well.
Post by Wheelgarden on Sept 25, 2020 15:04:48 GMT -5
This is the fourth year of planting my saved softneck cloves, and the third for saved hardnecks. They've done progressively better every year. Acclimation, perhaps. Really good garlic all around. Target date: October 15.
"Adopt the pace of Nature: Her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Post by gardendmpls on Sept 26, 2020 20:16:45 GMT -5
Last year I went to order at my usual time in August and Get Garlic was sold out, as was everywhere else. The little I found after searching the internet was in horrible shape. Got a very poor crop. So this year I decided to order a month or two earlier and they were still sold out. I did find a place called Slong (Steve Long) Garlic in Illinois and got nice looking bulbs at a relatively decent price. Maybe I should order for next year right after I plant this years.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 23 little gardeners.
2020's crop of Estonian Red was fairly decent, plus I kept some Music, though their size was not as large as the Estonian Red. I planted 2 rows for my son's garden, harvested, and brought them over in August. They were so excited when they made their garlic dill pickles that most of the garlic was used. Hmmmm. Guess that means I use my stash for them again. I also have 3 others to share the garlic with.
Leave Room in Your Garden for Angels to Dance.
OGer since March 2003.
Colorado Zone 5
Went out yesterday and removed bean fence, thinking to plant garlic there. As I"m doing it, I recall the chipmunks got in that corner and ate some of the glad bulbs. I wonder if they will bother garlic bulbs? Re-thinking. Would it do any good to put red pepper flakes in when planting the bulbs, or would that be gone by Spring? Then in Spring sprinkle it around the perimeter where I see they have dug holes?