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Farms are people – no farm could function without the people who work, live and play on it. Here are the people who make Elmswood’s organic-biodynamic food!
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 […]
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.
People often ask if they should leave the scapes on or cut them off? We leave them on unless we’re eating them! Here are some freshly picked Purple Glamour Garlic Scapes. The shape is referred to as a turban, hence this garlic classified as a TURBAN variety.
There’s always an edge of worry with garlic because it takes 7 -9 months of care in the ground and then more TLC after harvest. Keeping soil moist is a must and despite loads of weeding the weeds just keep coming!
Garlic Varieties Our garlic business was founded on a special purple variety grown by Graeme Ayton in Victoria. We named this turban variety GLAMOUR. During the last 10 years we’ve tested many different varieties. But most don’t get past my kitchen and friends. In 2017 we’ll be selling three different garlics. PRELUDE – available October […]
Heat the milk with the cream and the split vanilla bean. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until they are light and foamy.
New ERME garlic machinery to help manage our harvest and save our backs. Very exciting.