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!