How much seed do I need?
A 6-inch spacing between cloves is usually sufficent for planting seed garlic. A 4' x 4' bed will hold up to 64 plants.
When will my garlic ship?
Fall seed garlic begins shipping from the farm beginning the first week in September. Orders made prior to September 1st are shipped out in the order recieved. It takes two to four weeks to get through our backlog of orders. Once we're all caught up new orders ship in just a few business days. Priority is given to cold climate orders. You will recieve a USPS tracking number via Paypal when your order is packed and ready to ship.
How do I plant my garlic?
My garlic is growing, now what?
Garlic likes moist but not soggy soil. If you can count on occasional spring rain until July and have mulched well this should be sufficent to grow large, pugnent bulbs. If its a dry spring or you live somewhere where you can't count on mother nature for occasional moisture you can pull back the mulch and pinch some soil between your fingers. If it feels moist and holds together it is sufficient. If the soil feels dry and falls apart it's time to water. Garlic appreciates moisture so keep an eye on your soil.
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When do I plant my garlic seed?
In most U.S. regions you can plant seed garlic anytime between September and December.
Hardneck or Softneck?
Nearly 100% of commercially available garlic is of the softneck variety. Softneck garlic has great storage characteristics, is relatively easy to care for and can be braided for decoration and functionality.
What is #2 seed garlic?
#2 seed garlic is simply garlic that is slightly smaller than our jumbo seed and didn't size up as well as we would have liked. The garlic has the genetics to produce large bulbs but because of conditions that were less than ideal, it didn't quite get there. The seed, if taken care of will produce great garlic next year. We just feel compelled to offer you a discount since it is smaller than we like.
Are your seeds chemically treated?
We never treat any of our products with chemicals. All of our seed garlic is either Certified Organic by both the WSDA and USDA or Certified Naturally Grown.
What is dry land garlic?
Dry land garlic is garlic that is not irrigated throughout the growing season. Garlic can be grown this way by utilizing proper mulching techniques and natural moisture. Large pungent bulbs can be produced with minimal to no irrgation. We have grown garlic succesfully without any irrigation but remember, you are always at the mercy of mother nature.