This has been the most difficult year ever to grow garlic. Firstly the soil was not as developed as previous years because it’s been just so dry. We don’t know yet how the garlic is truly impacted. Who knows? it may all be okay and the crop will be perfect. In a way these climatic […]
By April most of our garlic varieties have started to sprout. And this is when people often ask, What can I do with it? If you already see green sprouts the best thing is to eat it straight away – all of it – or break off each clove and plant them. This will […]
Now that I’ve had a chance to chat with fellow garlic growers I can confirm that 2017-18 garlic season has been a shocker for just about everyone. The early heat wave challenged the new bulbs to slowly cure and as a consequence problems arose. If you had any issues with the garlic we posted you […]
The last of our 2017 garlic crop is being shared with the sheep, as we tidy up the shed and prepare for the 2018 crop. Fingers crossed it will rain soon!
Sad times at the farm as the drought grips, there’s a few olives scattered across the grove but with no water the fruit hasn’t fully formed. If we do get rain soon we should at least be able to pick some for table olives.
It takes a while for all the different garlics in our test beds to do their thing……finally they have shot up their scapes and are ready to harvest.
Peeling back the outer bulb skins is always a great pleasure at this time of the garlic season. How are those cloves inside? What colour are they? Every year they vary. This year we’re thrilled with the way the garlic is curing.
Big garlic = big bunches = very very heavy bundles of gorgeous garlic to move to the shed. No need for the gym out here!