Friday, November 14, 2014

Sold out for 2014!

I am sold out of all garlic for seed now.  Its has been a good year although a bit too wet and cool.  A summer like the one we had can cause issues with fusarium   in the soil as well as with the garlic itself,  and of course the length of time garlic will store can be compromised. Unfortunately these are things that nature trows at us that we cannot control.   However the crop harvest was good  and i will continue to  supply the outlets (listed on the side bar on website) for as long as I can.

Thanks to all those who have and are still enjoying the garlic for eating and hope those who planted have a great harvest next July!

Elly

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Are you still wanting to plant Garlic?

You still have time to plant garlic this fall.  I am late in getting a small patch of Mennonite in for a trial I am experimenting with this year.  I will be planting it next week when i have time. As long as the ground is not frozen you can plant.  Just be sure to cover with mulch as soon as the ground does freeze.  

The types of garlic i have left for ordering are
Mennonite
Korean
Puslinch (small quantity left)
Carpathian
German (small quantity left)
French
Russian (lots since we didn't plant it all)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

There is still time to order your garlic!

It is not too late to order your garlic for winter eating or fall planting. Check out the catalog page for what is still available to purchase.  Please remember to include your full mailing address and specify what kind of garlic and how much, (either in individual bulbs or in pounds) .

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Its time to order your Garlic!

What more can I say?

It's time to order your garlic for the winter eating.  I would say that the average family of four would eat about 5 pounds of garlic in a year. Our garlic will keep well in a cool and dry place until June. Fluctuating Temperatures and Humidity tends to cause garlic to grow or go moldy, so pay close attention as to where you keep it. Fridges are not a good place as they tend to be humid. Keeping the garlic well ventilated, as in not closed in a bag or box, but allow air to freely move around the bulbs really helps in maintaining quality.

If you are looking for garlic to plant, then now is the time to order what you need.  Here at Railway Creek Farm we plant in October, sometimes earlier if the fall looks like its going to be miserable. Keep in mind that porcelain garlic have 4 cloves and the rocamboles have about 7 to 9 cloves. So order as many bulbs now as you will need at harvest for your eating needs.  Hint 5 pounds of decent size garlic holds abut 30 to 40 bulbs.  You do the math.

Looking forward to hearing from you.  And please follow the instruction on the how to order tab after you had a look under the garlic catalog tab.

Good Luck!