Seed Garlic

Most of our seed garlic sold is 2” or more in size, with some of the artichoke varieties reaching 3 inches.

We will send you the biggest bulbs we have with a first come/first served method with biggest bulbs going first. Your satisfaction is our priority with a money back guarantee, including shipping costs, because we are confident that you will be pleased. If you are not satisfied with your garlic, please return it to us in the original packing box with filler within 2 weeks of receipt.

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Growing

Garlic is a fairly adaptable creature and responds to variables of culture, location, or climate. If it doesn’t produce as well as you would like, try replanting it (the larger cloves, from the larger bulbs) for at least 1 or 2 more years. Sometimes it takes TIME to adapt to your environment. We have proof of this in our own trials. It may be something beyond your control, such as weather, that can make the difference (and no two growing seasons are exactly alike). For more information, see the description of varieties, and if you are not so interested in ‘experimenting’, we recommend you stick with varieties that are known to do well in general in you area.

Generally, hardnecks do best in colder climates and you should not try to grow rocamboles if your winters are not cold. Rocamboles and Porcelains typically perform better in colder climates, and Purple Stripes are better suited for southern locations if you want to grow hardnecks in the south. If you live in the deep south, try Turbans, Asiatic, or Artichoke varieties. For further information on the culture of garlic, please refer to local resources at your county extension offices of the Department of Agriculture, other local growers, or to some of the excellent sources on line, such as… UoM - Growing Garlic in Minnesota. As garlic interest grows, so does information. A garlic growing guide will be included in your order!

Growing garlic is an exciting adventure, especially ‘growing your own’ and making your own discoveries as to how it grows where YOU are. It never ceases to amaze!

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Expected Yields 

Every clove, of course, produces one plant. You should plant your cloves at least 5-6 inches apart in the row, with a minimum of 8-9 inches between rows of a wide double or triple row bed (one wide bed with 2 or 3 rows inside it). Make sure to leave at least 6 inches on the outside of the bed/wide row, so the soil does not become compacted from pathway foot traffic. It is customary to have walkways as wide as your beds, for example…a 24” or 30” wide bed, with a 24” or 30’ walkway/path for easy access to the plants.  For easy reaching, it is not recommended to make your wide rows wider than 3 feet. It is also not recommended to plant more than 4-5 rows in one large bed/wide row, so the plants do not compete excessively for sun, water, and nutrients. This information should help in your ordering. Using grid paper to lay out your planting is most helpful. These figures are only estimates. 

General guidelines for each variety 

Artichokes    80 cloves per lb. = 40 foot row 1 lb./7-10 lbs.
Asiatic            56 cloves per lb. = 28 foot row 1 lb./5-7 lbs.
Porcelains     40 cloves per lb. = 20 foot row 1 lb./4-6 lbs.
Purple Stripes 60 cloves per lb. = 30 foot row      1 lb./6-8 lbs.
Marbled Purple Stripes      46 cloves per lb. = 23  foot row 1 lb./ 5-6 lbs.
Rocamboles  56 cloves per lb. = 28 foot row 1 lb./5-7 lbs.
Turbans

 

 

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56 cloves per lb. = 28 foot row 1 lb./5lbs.

 

 

 


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