My new book – about to hit the book shops June 18th
When we started growing garlic – I started cooking a LOT of garlic and slicing the top off a bulb and baking it whole was my preferred way of serving cooked sweet garlic. If I have less time I’ll break open the bulbs, leave the skins on, slice […]
Farming throws up different challenges all the time. It’s probably what we love about the work. This year has been very challenging – at times too challenging – as we tended the garlic crop with virtually no irrigation. Loads of mulch and careful weeding kept the crop alive and a few showers before harvest were […]
Rather than grade the garlic according to size – like we normally do – we’ve decided to give everyone an assortment. So it’s going to be Boxes of Mixed Garlic Shapes and Sizes this year. A case of maximising diversity. No point being sad about a small crop. Roll on 2019.
We’re clipping all the smaller garlics, and the tiny bulbs will be boxed up as ‘Petite’- we know some of you prefer these – perfect if you like a small serve often of fresh garlic
Not until we take the garlic curing in the shed and spread the plants out on the garlic tables do we really know how the crop has turned out. Handling each bulb, trimming the roots and stems ( feeding the left overs to the sheep ) gives all of us a true sense of the […]
John, Jon, Betty and Ivy have done a great job – originally planting and now harvesting this year’s small garlic crop. Thanks Team!
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 […]