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Garlic is a Family Affair at the Greenberg’s in Wisconsin – Pictures and Making Memories

I emailed Troy Greenberg (GetGarlic.com) yesterday to see how close he was to selling out.

He replied today with the news that they’re only a week or two away from being sold out!

In addition to taking, pulling, and shipping orders it’s also planting time at GetGarlic.

Fortunately, garlic is a family affair at the Greenberg’s. Everyone pitches in and shares the load.

Rows […]

Fall planting – Lettuce – New Variety – Garlic – Winter Rye Strategy

Although we still have a few weeks of summer remaining, the change to fall is in the air. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy one of the best and most enjoyable times to grow your own food.

Started my first planting for fall lettuce about mid August. Transplanted the seedlings to the garden day before yesterday. No rain. Soil was bone dry so carried […]

Garlic – A Good Harvest – Possible Even with Too Much Rain/ Tips/Proof/and Some Fun.

If you’re a garlic grower you’ve probably checked out a few (or numerous) sources about growing garlic.

On any topic there’s always something that just about everyone parrots as part of their two cents worth. One such statement about garlic is “Harvest when it’s dry.” Another is simply “watch out for rain”.

Those two statements leave much unsaid.

“Harvest when it’s dry” gives rise […]

Garden notes and pictures – May

Eating asparagus, some strawberries, onions, various lettuces and greens, rapini, collards, radishes, parsley, sorrel, and thyme.  Potatoes are growing quickly so “new” potatoes are not too far in the future.

Garlic and Onions

After that nice rain we had yesterday I noticed that about 8 garlic plants had turned brown over night. I pulled them up right away because I’ve had that happen before.

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Garden Talk – mid-April

Looking at the garden from a distance there’s not much too see. Nonetheless, I took pictures so you can get an idea of what’s going on.

The tall blue/green is winter rye.  That’s where most of the tomato plants will go.

The low light green is mache flowering and going to seed.  (It’s hiding the winter lettuce from view.)

The light purplish haze to […]

October in My Garden – A Time for Preparation, Harvesting, and Planning.

One of the things I like about living in zone 7 is that it’s possible for me to work outside almost all year except for when the ground is frozen. In years past it seemed to me that was only a week of days at most. These last few years it’s been more like one or two months.

There are a couple of reasons […]

Garlic Reminders

Have you chosen your spot (or spots) to plant your garlic yet?

Some of mine will go in the garden and some in the back meadow bed. You might recall that’s the bed nature has been preparing for me. Not as nice yet as the garden, but I still think it’ll grow great garlic. Perhaps not as big, but nice.

I’m working on increasing […]

Welcoming Back GetGarlic.com

Please join me in welcoming back our advertiser/sponsor GetGarlic.com for the months of August, September, and October.

Two families, the Greenbergs and the Korleskis, own Get Garlic and grow all of the 20 varieties of the organically grown gourmet garlic they offer.

Corresponding with Troy Greenberg off and on for the past year, I feel I know the Greenbergs.

The Greenberg kids are home […]

Garlic from Bulbils – Inspired by Jack

Last year in September, the month before Bill died, our friend and reader, Jack in New Jersey, sent us a package. Bill always loved packages and had a kid’s heart when it came to gifts and unopened boxes.

Much to our delight Jack had included a pint of home preserved D’anjou pears from his 3 year old tree’s very first harvest! He also included […]

Garlic and Mulch – A Reader’s Experience

My friend and reader, Lisa and her husband purchased a farm in this area about six years ago. The land had been damaged by conventional farming. They’ve put the emphasis on cover crops to return much needed “life” to the soil and have done other things like mulching when they felt they could.

As you might imagine, this is a big undertaking. Since they, […]