Tag Archives: garlic

Micro farm update

We are now starting to call our operation a micro farm after reading this term in a great new book: The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming by Jean-Martin Fortier. This is a must-read for any new farmer just starting out (and even for those with some experience under their belts will probably […]

Spring update – what's growing?

Garlic is growing nicely!

The summer-like weather has ended and we are back to normal spring temps, but few April showers so far. We hooked up the drip irrigation to help keep newly planted seed beds moist enough for germination. Transplanted some kale with limited success; transplanted spinach and it looks awesome. Beds are looking pretty good. It was […]

Ode to Garlic

A couple weeks ago we pickled some of our garlic in order to make it last longer. We still have several bulbs of garlic to enjoy through winter. Garlic just makes everything better! Here is a short slide show of planting, harvesting and curing garlic. Quite a process and so worth it! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAgL9zQiXCk&w=420&h=315]

Garlic – 6 weeks later

About 6 weeks ago we planted garlic. Since then, it has grown quite a bit. Only one hard frost and unseasonably mild temps have me concerned. Is this okay? Will it survive when it finally snows and freezes? Should we mulch it? It’s covered with black landscape fabric. Read more about the original planting.   […]

spink's garlic

look what my awesome husband grew for us! next year we plan to ramp up production. kudos to craig (of sirna’s farm & market in auburn, oh) for sharing advice on how to grow garlic…..we’ll be trying his tips this fall. another resource we rely on heavily is Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for […]

purple beans and garlic!

tonight we harvested our first batch of purple string beans….yes, they are purple, which really helps in the harvesting process….but they do turn green when cooked. they are delicious. nothing like fresh-picked dinner! we only planted a little bit of garlic last fall and it is now hanging in the garage to dry out. we […]