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Winter survivors from 2010 garden

Winter survivors from 2010 garden

Garlic shoots from stray seeds Onion shoots from last year Spinach from 2010 We had a warm spell in Southern Ontario on April 3rd. The weather was in +14 celcius.  Snow from the last spring storm melted off. We worked the Milton backyard garden. These were survivors from the stray seeds of 2010. Our bunny, Curry, enjoyed the Italian viking spinach. We used the garlic shoots and onion shoots for sautéing.

News: Pass the garlic, bud

Ontario garlic bulbils in Milton Local growers still recovering from the Chinese invasion of 2001 By ANTONELLA ARTUSO, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief There’s an easy trick to determine the age of a garlic bulb in a grocery store, says Ontario farmer Mark Wales. Toss it in the air. The longer it takes to land, the lighter and older the garlic. The hard part is trying to find garlic that hasn’t journeyed over 10,000 kilometres [Read More...]
7 Types of Garlic planted in Napanee plot

7 Types of Garlic planted in Napanee plot

Napanee garlic beds mulched Garlic being planted ENF crew hard at work It took 2 hours for four of us to make the bed, plant, compost and mulch. We planted the Tweed plot in the morning and took a lunch break. Then we started on the Napanee plot which was already ploughed. The soil in Tweed and Napanee plots are loamy with lots of organic matter. We planted 1500 gloves of Russian, Tibetan, Ukranian, Yukoslavian, Italian, Persian [Read More...]
Ontario Bulbil Garlic Vs Glove Garlic

Ontario Bulbil Garlic Vs Glove Garlic

Left bunch with smaller bulbs are from Bulbils, right bunch is from gloves. We have also harvested our garlic from bulbils.  Some of the Ontario bulbs had 4 or so small gloves on them.  Some looked like a single bulb.  See our previous garlic from bulbils post. We got the bulbil seeds from the Scarborough Backyard last year.  We will replant these gloves again this fall to produce bigger bulbs.
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