some of my garlic

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some of my garlic

Postby Big Guy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:38 pm

I dug out about 1/2 of my garlic this morning until my buddies came over and then we had a few libations, I'll do the rest on Sunday.

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Postby NCPaul » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:37 pm

What kind did you grow? Do you do anything special to get them that large? It looks to be about 100 heads, the Big Guy likes garlic. :D
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Postby Big Guy » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:35 am

The variety is "Fish Lake #4" I got it about 25 years ago from an old Polish guy who was on a mission to get people to grow garlic. Every year I select the biggest bulbs and keep them for seed. I've been improving the strain for 25 years. You need rich soil, lots of water and full sun. I plant in Oct and lay down a mulch of 8" of leaves. the garlic grows up through the leaves, the roots stay cool and moist, they keep the weeds out too. Once I harvest the garlic I till in the leaves and in Mid August I put a layer of chicken manure and straw on my beds, then till it in. I till again in Oct just before I plant.

I plant 30 rows with 15 plants in each row, so that works out to 450 plants,about 5 or 6 five gallon pails. I keep one for me , one for my kids, one for seed and sell the rest at a local grocery store. It goes quick.
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Postby grisell » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:17 am

Looks great!
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Postby wheels » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:02 pm

I see that you've still got a Bud Light' Tree Big Guy!
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Postby Big Guy » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:12 am

Yes my Bud Light Lime tree is making a come back after a hard winter. I planted a shoot in Florida so I'll have beer there too. LOL
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Postby wheels » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:08 pm

Can you send me a cutting? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Big Guy » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:27 pm

I don't think you can ship them internationally. Dang customs. LOL
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Postby wheels » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:16 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Big Guy » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:22 pm

How about some beer vine seeds?

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I might be able to post a few your way and hope they get through. :twisted:
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Postby NCPaul » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:07 am

They look ready to pick. :D
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Postby BriCan » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:50 pm

U do realise that they have this fascination for warm beer back home, not too warm mind you :lol: :lol:
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Postby smorris » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:25 am

You have some really great garlic over there! I am a fan of using garlic actually and I remember this one recipe called the garlic scream where the sausage recipe includes quite a number of garlic bits to give it that type of taste. And then I thought to myself of actually growing my own but was quite sidelined by the idea of needing a huge amount of space to let them sit for quite a while after being cooked.
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