Post by Wheelgarden on Sept 7, 2021 17:31:05 GMT -5
binnylou , could be...for example, I've lost a bit of capsaicin tolerance over the years 'cause I don't munch on peppers like I used to, but I nibble on and cook with garlic every day. Can't do without my allicins. Like Hercules, I'm strong (in more ways than one ) and it manages cholesterol, plus keeps bladder issues, vampires, werewolves and some people at bay. And oh, yeah, it sure does taste good!
Garlic...I like garlic...
I like garlic, and garlic likes me!
"Adopt the pace of Nature: Her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I just mailed small boxes of mixed garlic (labeled) to my big brothers, niece and nephews as a now you get it gift from Christmas, December 2020... I have a box too for my also a gardener next door neighbor...
It's so nice now to be using my fresh garlic after having been using the store stuff for a while...
I garden ~~~ Therefore I am
OG Member since 2002 ~~~ Southeastern PA ~~~ Zone 7a
We are going to the Cuba, NY garlic festival next weekend, 9/18. I am hoping to find some Music seed garlic since getgarlic.com is sold out as are many others. It is being hosted at Empire City Farms, home of the McKinney Stables. Everyone needs a 347' long barn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinney_Stables_of_Empire_City_Farms
USDA Zone 6a in Akron, NY on the left side of the state
Happy garlic hunting, martywny. That’s a beautiful barn. We stopped in Cuba many years ago. I don’t remember the name of the place where we had our evening meal. I’d describe it as a supper club…wood paneling…comfy booths…intimate atmosphere. Hubby says it had a dance floor.
It’s funny how we remember different things from our travel adventures.
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008. 🍁
Post by pepperhead212 on Sept 28, 2021 19:51:00 GMT -5
A fellow that used to grow garlic professionally said that it's actually better for the skin to come off! Think about it - that skin left on there is just going to rot while the clove grows. So definitely plant them, if it comes off.
a bare-naked garlic clove in moist soil would rot before it had a chance to sprout.
Did a lot of reading on this. Lot's of opinions, but no research. Many said that the naked cloves sprouted as long as they had not been bruised or otherwise damaged, which has been my experience with accidentally peeled cloves. If I have time, I will experiment with this, as I have 827 cloves waiting to be planted and some of them ended up naked. Would not deliberately peel them, but if they are, they are.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 23 little gardeners.