The harvest itself, despite all the water I gave it, still suffered somewhat. Maybe the high heat and the rise in the UV is too much for the plants to handle, much like us humans. I strongly believe the quality of the garlic has been severely compromised this year and I will not be offering any of it as planting stock. I will only be bringing a small selection of porcelains for the weekend festival in Carp as eating garlic. I will also have the garlic powder that always sells out!
The challenge of being a garlic farmer is like any other crop producer, one can never be sure of what the harvest will be like year to year. I ask for all your support and patience as I take a step back and recover from this lost. See you all at the Festival this weekend.
Your garlic grower, Elly.