Porcelain Fall planting


November 2014 we began planting over 8,000 Porcelain hardnecks in raised beds.  Notice how tall the purple stripes are that were planted three weeks earlier on the right.  They are already showing 3-4 leaves!  It was a very mild fall.

We have learned raised beds are mandatory if you want to grow large garlic in our wet climate.

Published: November 7, 2014 | Comments: 0

Purple Stripe Planting Oct. 2014


Oct 15-18 we planted 2,500 purple stripe hardnecks.  Here is a raised bed already amended with compost and worm-castings.  The plants are generously spaced about 8″ apart each way allowing for easy access with a dutch hoe once the weeds start in the spring.

Published: October 15, 2014 | Comments: 0