As regular readers of TendingMyGarden know, after 5 years of footing the bill for the expense of keeping TMG up and running to help readers garden, I was unable to do that last year because of Bill being critically ill. (Being ill is expensive any way you shake it. Loss of income; plus, every time you turn around there’s a new problem to deal with and it all costs money.)

Fortunately, a handful of readers, who wanted to help and were able, came to the rescue.

Why I’ve Not Accepted Much Advertising on TMG

As TMG has gained more readers and more attention over the past year or two, I get a good number of requests from various businesses wanting to advertise on my site. Until now, none of them has shared the organic values that TMG encourages. So, I’ve always declined their offers.

You can imagine how surprised and delighted I was to receive an email at the end of July from a small company (run by two families) whose organic values were in line with TMG’s.

About offers more than 20 varieties of organically grown gourmet garlic for planting or eating. Their large bulbs of seed garlic are grown specifically to be used as seed and produce healthy, hardy garlic in your garden.

It especially appeals to me that these folks grow all the garlic they sell. They’re NOT re-sellers. When you buy from someone who is re-selling a product (be it seed potatoes, garlic, etc) you never really know what you’re getting because in all probability the seller doesn’t know either. (I encountered that problem just last year with potatoes.)

The two families (and the farms of course) are located in Southern Wisconsin. The Greenberg Farm has been owned and operated by that family since it was established in 1908. They also raise beef and pork. The Korleski family owns and works the Blossom and Bean farm.

Trial Period of 3 Months will be advertising on TMG for a trial period of 3 months. Although the cost of their advertising (for 3 months) does not pay all of what it costs to keep TMG up and running, it sure goes a long way towards helping. If the results of the trial period are good, they may advertise more.

Final Thoughts

It’s time to think about ordering garlic for fall planting and I hope you’ll check out’s offerings. If you like what you see, please consider ordering from this small two-family owned company who tends their garlic by hand.

You’ll be supporting TMG at the same time.

I hope you’ll join me (by leaving a comment) in welcoming to TendingMyGarden.

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  • Welcome GetGarlic! You have chosen the best place I can imagine for advertisement! Readers who come here know there is total integrity in every word Theresa publishes, and her glowing endorsement of your products is Gospel to me. I will be ordering garlic very soon!

  • This sounds like a good working relationship for both of you, and I really respect the fact that you are particular and principled about the advertising you allow on your page.

  • I think this was a smart move Theresa. It could be very helpful for some of us to know where to order good seed and other garden starters. I’d love to know a good supplier of onions on the East coast. I would welcome advertisers approved by you.

  • Hello, and welcome to! I am originally from Eau Claire myself, so I am particularly happy to see this company here. There’s no better way to “put you money where your mouth is” than by shopping with a local, US-owned business that shares our values. Hurray for garlic!

  • Always looking for organic seed and especially wanting organic garlic. I use garlic in everything. Thanks so much for posting. Will order now for planting this fall

  • Theresa

    I am so excited about “” going to advertise on your site. I just called them and the gentleman was very helpful and informative. My Kohlrabi was eaten up by the white butterfly laying eggs on them this year, so I am going to grow garlic there next year.

    He said that you can cut off the scapes and eat them and the bulb will then grow bigger. He is going to put up recipes for scapes shortly on his web site.

    I hope Bill is doing better.

    Thank You for hanging in there with “tending my garden”


  • Welcome! This post had perfect timing as I have been thinking about ordering more garlic. I just sat down and placed my order after reading this!

  • Just wanted to say THANK YOU! for the great response. I have had phone calls, emails, and there have been people using chat to ask questions.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact me. I am happy to help where I can.

    Thanks Again!
    Troy Greenberg (owner of

    Theresa, Thank you for being so kind and gracious. It has been a pleasure talking with you. I understand why you have such loyal readers of your blog.

  • Just placed my order. So happy to find organic garlic seed. Also ordered some eating garlic….

  • Great to know Theresa! It sounds like a great company. I know I can trust them if you endorse them. Thank you for doing all of the leg work! Welcome “GetGarlic”

  • Theresa,

    We are in the Richmond, VA area and am interested in your recommendation as a all around good garlic. We planted garlic this past year for the first time. We use it for cooking.


  • PJ, although I grew a bit of garlic in my early years of gardening, I’ve only grow it for about 5 years recently.

    There are so many varieties to try and it would take me years to be able to try them all.
    I do have a friend and reader in NJ who has grow dozens of varieties in only two or three years! I hope to get a post up about him soon that may help you. I’m trying some new ones this year on his recommendation.

    In the meantime, the variety Music is mentioned a lot online for Virginia gardeners and it’s one I grow. It’s a hard neck variety and does ok for me.

    I tried California Early Softneck this year and was please with that.

    I don’t know that I’ll ever find just the right one.

  • PJ,
    Theresa mentioned Music Porcelain, that is a good choice, really any of the porcelains are a good choice. Personally I like Northern White and German White Porcelains. One of the Rocamboles is another good choice, I like Amish Rocambole.

    Virginia for the most part is in zone 7, a little bit is in zone 6, but in either case plant them mid to late October and cover them with some leaves or straw and you should be good.

    Thats my two cents worth….


  • Welcome! I will be placing an order soon. “There is no such thing as too much garlic”

  • I received my garlic from GetGarlic about 3 weeks ago. It is very nice looking and firm. I haven’t been able to plant it yet because we are having hot temperatures here. This week we are in the high 80’s and low 90’s. We were in the 100’s forever.
    Happy with the company and Troy was very helpful with my questions.


  • Thanks for letting me know Billie. So glad you were happy with GetGarlic. Hope you can plant soon! 🙂

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