It’s planted – Day 1

Our first crop of hardneck certified organic Georgian Crystal garlic was planted yesterday evening.  below is a snapshot taken just after we finished planting.  Next thing to do is to get some mulch placed.  Good night precious garlic, hopefully we will see you next spring.


2015-2016 Hardneck Garlic Variety For This Growing Season


The picture above is from the Seed Savers Exchange website.  We were lucky enough to get our Georgian Crystal hardneck variety garlic order in prior to it being sold out.  This is the variety that will be growing at the Iowa Garlic Farm this year.  .  Georgian Crystal is described as,

From the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#6819), also known as Cichisdzhvari, beautiful bulbs, mild flavor when raw, smooth and buttery when roasted.  Excellent storage qualities.  Hardneck, 4-6 cloves per bulb.

We are expecting 25 bulbs of this beauty to arrive later this month.  In the meantime we will be making soil and mulch preparations.