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  • When will my garlic ship?
    Fall shipping of seed garlic begins in the first week in September. Orders ship within 48 hours of receiving. Full payment on orders is required prior to shipping. Tracking numbers can be provided on request.
  • Limits on Quantities
    Supplies are limited so be sure to order early to avoid selections being sold out. Are you considering planting this fall? It’s never too early to place your order as some varieties sell out quickly. For more information please contact us anytime at your convenience.
  • Ordering and Shipping
    For shipments within Canada we use Canada Post for any orders under 25 lbs. For orders over 25 lbs. please contact us for best shipping method. Payments on orders can be made by e-transfer. Please do not hesitate to contact us to reserve your garlic and arrange shipping.
  • How much seed do i need?
    Although 6 inch spacing is usually enough for seed garlic, 8″ will ensure the very largest bulbs. So, a 4′ x 4′ bed will hold up to 64 plants. Since these are averages, make sure you order a bit extra. For 6” spacing: Width (feet) times 2 X Length (feet) times 2 = Cloves Needed to Plant. For 8” spacing: Width (feet) times 1.5 X Length (feet) times 1.5 = Cloves Needed to Plant.
  • Instructions for Planting Garlic
    It is recommended to plant your seed garlic six weeks prior to ground freeze. This gives the garlic time to get roots established, but no top growth should be evident. (Once the ground thaws in the spring and the soil begins to warm, green shoots will emerge.) We plant at our farm no earlier than the week after Thanksgiving. When planting, separate your garlic bulbs into cloves, planting your garlic cloves pointed end up 6-8 inches apart, and about three times deeper than the clove is tall. Mulch well with 3-6 inches of weed-free straw, hay, or cut grasses. Garlic does not compete well with weeds. A couple of thorough weedings during the growing season will ensure the largest possible bulb size at harvest. Mulch helps with weed pressure, and also retains moisture. Garlic likes moist but not wet soil and appreciates consistent moisture. Hardneck garlic produces a scape which is the flower stalk of the garlic. It needs to be removed once it curls around 1-2 times, before it becomes woody. Scapes are delicious cooked, pickled and dried. Removing scapes helps the plant put it’s growing energy into the garlic bulb, which helps the garlic bulb grow bigger. Garlic needs to be dry for a few weeks before harvest so if you water it, stop about 3 weeks before harvest. Garlic won’t store as well if it is harvested from wet ground.
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