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Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Allium Sativum

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Our Friends down the road in Montana gave us this winner. They have been growing it in their little valley for 20 some years before letting it out. Though we have grown German Red many years, this locally adapted cultivar has some serious love for the cold climate and rich soil around here.

Rocamboles are thought to be the most flavorful garlic varieties there are, and this one doesn't disappoint. Also the best storing Rocambole we have yet found, and the sheer size it puts on make it a must have. The deep-green, broad foliage just soaks up the sun, photosynthesizing like a sun eating machine. Give this one a try and you wont deny its ability to please any garlic lover.

Our happy little ranch uses all aspect of organic and biodynamic farming practices to achieve the highest quality food, or medicine, as we like to think of our garlic as. Grown with love and attention, whether planting or eating, the care we take will shine through. Enjoy!


Growing Tips:

Garlic loves loose, well drained soil with lots of organic matter and nitrogen. I test and balance my soil with micronutrients as well. Garlic is one of the best Selenium assimilators in the veggie world, so don't for get it! If your soil drains well, keep it moist (if you can ball it up and it doesn't crumble or isn't slimy it is at the right moisture content) until about 2 - 3 weeks before harvest then pull off all water. Give it an extra boost in the spring and early summer with an organic nitrogen source and it also responds well in the early spring to foliar fed fish or kelp meal. If you have mulched over winter make sure you remove the mulch once it warms up to let the soil warm up and to discourage molds and fungi. Then the weeding begins! The most important thing to growing nice garlic is to keep a clean field. I can't stress this enough! Harvest should begin when you have about 50% of the leaves turn yellow. After you prepare your soil, plant deeper if you intend not to mulch in cold climates, otherwise, just poke it in with your thumb about an inch deep rake to cover and mulch if you are in a hard freezing climate. Good luck!

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1 Pound $14.00 culinary
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5 Pounds $65.00 culinary
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