I tried it for the first time last fall, and it’s easy as can be.
Garlic bulbs contain four to 12 cloves around a central stalk. When planted in the fall, each clove will form a new bulb that’s ready to harvest next summer.
This old dog learned a new trick! And it was so embarrassingly easy I don’t know why I didn’t try i [...]
Garlic may be my very favorite crop. Nothing else in the garden provides so much pleasure for so many months for so little effort.
Here’s the prize: cured, trimmed and ready to be stored for the winter.
Garlic may be my very favorite crop. Nothing else in the garden provides so much pleasure for so many months for so littl [...]
Here in Vermont it’s easy to tell when the garlic should be planted. Look up at the hillsides. If they’re a blaze of red, orange and yellow, it’s time.
In most parts of the country, late fall is the best time of year to plant garlic. The cloves establish roots before the [...]
Freshly harvested garlic. Photo: Deborah Miuccio
Deborah Miuccio, who manages the test gardens here at Gardener’s Supply, just harvested a fine crop of garlic — her second year with this easy-care crop.
Other than keeping the bed weeded, she offers this advice:
“Remember to top-dress the beds with some slow-release fertilizer in s [...]
If you’re shopping for shallots, you’ll find they are quite a bit more expensive than garlic. That’s one good reason to grow your own. Shallots combine the best qualities of onions and garlic. Their flavor is more interesting than an onion and milder than garlic, which makes them well-suited to salad dressings, delicate sau [...]
Liz grew heirloom Pink Brandywine tomatoes in her Tomato Grow Bags. Talk about tough—the plants survived Hurricane Irene.
We’re an eclectic bunch of gardeners here at Gardener’s Supply. We love to try out new products in our own gardens and experiment with unusual plants. After hearing about some of these adventures in lunchroom a [...]
Leek moths have been here: The crumbly “frass” indicates that leek moth larvae have been feeding on this garlic plant.
Leek moth damage on a garlic leaf
Sadly, we found evidence of the leek moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella) in our garlic beds last week. The worst part about this is that the garlic was doing beautifully — it was the [...]
A salsa recipe that’s super easy and has a distinctive texture and flavor. The best part: It only has six ingredients.
Most varieties of tomatillos are still green when they’re ripe. Once the bottom of the papery lantern has split open, they’re ready to be picked.
It’s not unusual for o [...]