Oven Roasted Garlic – May 2016

Here is a great video showing you how to roast garlic in your oven.

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Allrecipes Magazine Feb/March 2016

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Allrecipes Magazine Feb/March 2016 – Garlic Peel review

 

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Growing Garlic 2013 – Curing/Drying July

JULY 21, 2013 – NICE BULBS!

We pulled all most of the bulbs up and just let them sit on the dirt for the day.

Keep them out of the sun because this will ruin them.

Tie your bulbs up and hang ‘em in a cool, dry, dark place with plenty of ventilation.

Let them be for 10 – 12 days.

 

JULY 21, 2013 – LOOKING GOOD!!! Hang your garlic in a garage or an area where there is plenty of ventilation, get it out of the rain and let is sit for 1-2 weeks.

JULY 21, 2013 – LOOKING GOOD!!! Hang your garlic in a garage or an area where there is plenty of ventilation, get it out of the rain and let is sit for 1-2 weeks.

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Growing Garlic 2013 – Harvest July

It is Harvest month here at The Garlic Chop!

Notice how the bottom leaves are dying back.

It really rained hard the other day causing concern for flooding the garlic.

Lots of rain the last few weeks.  Haven’t had a chance to feed.

No calcium, nitrogen or extra nutrients added last few weeks,

just the organics in the soil with the cow manure.

July 8, 2013 – The Garlic Peel & The Garlic Chop on standby ready to peel and chop this years garlic. Variety in the picture is Music. Notice the leaves dying back. The stalks are also starting to feel a little lose…… I think we are close!!

July 8, 2013 – The Garlic Peel & The Garlic Chop on standby ready to peel and chop this years garlic. Variety in the picture is Music. Notice the leaves dying back. The stalks are also starting to feel a little lose…… I think we are close!!


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Growing Garlic 2013 – Growing June Part2

June 27, 2013 –

Here you see the garlic is starting to mature.

The bottom leaves are starting to turn yellow.

The stalk is starting to get a little harder.

About 2 weeks from Harvest I would guess.

June 27, 2013 – Garlic is starting to yellow, about 2w away from Harvest

June 27, 2013 – Garlic is starting to yellow, about 2w away from Harvest


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Growing Garlic 2013 – Growing June Part1

June 16, 2013

Standing in the Garlic patch after a hard days work cutting and eating your first partial harvest!

These plants don’t get very big, but their stalks can get thick…. makes you feel like a giant.

… hopefully in about 3 – 4 weeks we will get some nice big bulbs!

June 16, 2013 – Standing in the garlic patch makes you feel like you are a giant. The rows seems a little narrow at 18″, about 30″ is the norm but you can get away with 24″ and walk freely between the plant rows.

June 16, 2013 – Standing in the garlic patch makes you feel like you are a giant. The rows seems a little narrow at 18″, about 30″ is the norm but you can get away with 24″ and walk freely between the plant rows.

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Growing Garlic 2013 – Growing May

It seems things have really taken quite well )

If things go well we may end up getting some nice stinky garlic!!

May 5th – We added more cow manure today right at the base of all the garlic stems (scapes), creating 10 rows/mounds of manure. It was then sprayed with organic fertilizer containing Nitrogen, Calcium, Kelp and vitamin B1. This stuff better be good!

May 5th – We added more cow manure today right at the base of all the garlic stems (scapes), creating 10 rows/mounds of manure. It was then sprayed with organic fertilizer containing Nitrogen, Calcium, Kelp and vitamin B1. This stuff better be good!


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Growing Garlic 2013 – Growing April

So, here it is a few weeks after sprouting.

Nice.  At this point we remembered a farmer tellling us to give it Nitrogen as soon as it come out of the surface.

From here in, we added some organic liquid fertilizer but I don’t think it was enough although it did continue to grow well.

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This Garlic is 2 to 3 weeks old. April 14th 2013.

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Growing Garlic 2013 – Spring March 25

Spring came early for Garlic this year.

Likely because we are more south and closer to the lake.

I spoke with some garlic farmers and theirs have not come up just yet.

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Planted November 9, 2013, Sprouted March 25, 2013. Variety is Music.

 

 

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Growing Garlic 2012 – Planting Nov9

So, we decided to write a blog on how to grow garlic.
This is where we start… planting season November 2012.

After selling our garlic products at 100s of agriculture fairs through out the years and speaking with dozens of farmers we decided to try to grow our own large garlic bulbs, YUMMI!!!

In this small 10′ x 20′ garden bed we are going to plant 130 cloves November 9, 2012 aiming for it to be ready early to mid July 2013. Southern Ontario, Canada region.

November 9, 2013
We used dolomite lime to help stabilize the soil and balance out the PH around 6.5 to 7.0
Garlic loves nitrogen, so add a nice amount and then add more during growth.
One farmer told us that cow manure is best to use because cows have several stomachs and this really helps to brake it down.

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In this mix we use Bat Guano Vegetative & Flowering althought the Veg. is likely more important because of the high (N)itrigen content. We also use cow manure and dolomite lime to balance the soil.

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