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Garlic Self Sufficient, it Worked.

This has been more than a 2 year test project and I am thrilled to say it actually worked! Over all I was surprised at how little effort and garden space garlic takes to grow here, aside from planting, harvesting … Continue reading

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Late on the Scapes

Really Canada day long weekend(happy Canada day by the way!) is a bit late to be cutting garlic scapes they would have been ten times tastier a couple weeks ago. Some of the garlic flowers are bursting at the seams, … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Garlic Scapes with Sweet Miso Ginger Sauce

I know a lot of gardeners look forward to an annual garlic scape pesto, personally it’s not my thing I prefer cooked scapes, they are lovely in stir fries or soups. Mine are at the very end of their harvestability … Continue reading

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My Garlic is Sprouting Out There

Trouble is most of my storage garlic is sprouting in here too! I was just bragging about the wonderfully warm weather when we got a big flurry of snow, like all snow falls around Vancouver just as quickly as it … Continue reading

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Storing the Rest of My Garlic

The “left over” 57 garlic heads that didn’t get chosen for seed are now neatly stowed away hanging in a pair of tidy braids. I see why the traditional garlic braid is a tradition, it’s a space saving convenient way to … Continue reading

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Planting My Own Home Grown Seed Garlic

I thought this was going to be a conclusion to my garlic self sufficiency project but I’ve realized its more like the half way mark, the big self sufficiency questions still remain : Did I grow enough garlic? Did I … Continue reading

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Curing Garlic

For the first time I am getting serious about curing garlic, all 83 heads of it that is! In previous years I only grew a few garlic plants and they would all get used up long before I had to … Continue reading

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