2017 Garlic Harvest Soon – Scapes Available Now

The 2017 garlic crop is looking good!  Scapes are being harvested and are available right now.  This year we have Georgian Crystal and Bogatyr available.

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2016 Garlic Havest

 

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The 2016 garlic harvest is in.  We are happy with the results.  We will be trying to build up our seed stock for the next year, so we will only have a limited amount available for sale this year.  The variety available is called Georgian Crystal.  It is for sale at $16.00/pound.  Contact us if you are interested.

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.

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2016 Crop Year – Garlic Seed Source

We are just a tad bit excited waiting for our first year’s shipment of garlic seed.

Picture of Hardneck Garlic from the Seed Savers Exchange Website

For the 2016 garlic crop year we have chosen to purchase our seed garlic from the Seed Savers Exchange.  Seed Savers Exchange is located near Decorah, Iowa and was founded in 1975.  The mission of the Seeds Savers Exchange as listed on their website is,

“to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.”.

The 890-acre farm near Decorah is home to thousands of heirloom garden varieties, and it has a beautiful visitors center to stop and see if you are ever in the area.  Check out their webpage here:    http://www.seedsavers.org/

We expect to receive our shipment of seed garlic sometime in late September.  The Exchange has produced a nice planting guide that I have included here.

 

 

 

Iowa Garlic Farm Begins

This is our new website location.  We hope to be able to share with you our garlic growing journey.  This will be the place you can find farm updates.  We will be posting pictures, news events, links to garlic related news articles, information on other Iowa garlic growers, and pretty much all other things garlic.  Enjoy this adventure with us, and feel free to post any question or comments that you might have.