Garlic is up!

Discussion in 'Common Vegetables' started by disco, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member



    Spring has finally sprung here in the Rockies and She Who Must Be Obeyed is excited because some flowers are out. Who cares? What is important is that the garlic is sprouting and my tomato seedlings are progressing!

    Disco
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can smell it clear over here...... Smells wonderful..... :yahoo:
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Dave, Growing is like smoking. You have to be patient but you get something great at the end,

    Disco
     
  4. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great Disco! We have some jalapenos in my wifes herb garden, but haven't tried garlic. We should because we sure use a lot of it!
     
  5. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mine is also coming up.  Thanks to a great left coast friend!    This is my first year trying to grow it.  I'm excited to try it.   

    One question.  How do I know when to pull it?   Or do I need to dig it up?
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It is easy to grow and it is so superior to the store bought variety that you would never go back! Go for it!
    I wait until most of the leaves start to brown and then put a fork under it and lift it. I should point out that Dave Omak on the forums is the expert on garlic.

    Disco
     
  7. Great    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  8. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Disco.    I've heard that about Dave.  He's a pretty cool guy too
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Evening men..... Time to throw a light bit of ammonium sulfate on the onions, garlic etc.... every few weeks I give it a sprinkling of the stuff.. light watering to wash it in.....

    Reminds me about the story.... 3 really old guys... sitting around the fire.... telling lies about each other to brighten the day....

    The first one says, " you are all really smart"........
     
  10. Disco - What variety of tomatoes and garlic?
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For the garlic I do 5 varieties. I find some store better than others and I get longer use out of them by using the early ones first. The varieties are:
    • Russian Red (mid lasting)
    • Polish (very large cloves and short lasting)
    • Yugo (quite long lasting)
    • Spanish Roja (long lasting)
    • ? (a friend gave me a bulb of this garlic years ago. Her family has been raising it for years and just call it garlic, very long lasting).
    For tomatoes, my main crop is Stupice. It is a heritage non determinate that grows slightly larger than golf ball size tomatoes. Very tasty and very early.

    I do a crop of Manitoba tomatoes as well. They are about baseball sized and are short enough season to grow around here. They process well for sauces, canning and freezing.

    I also buy a yellow cherry tomato and a red cherry tomato from the nursery every year. You have to have something to snack on in the garden.

    Disco
     
  12. Thanks for the info espeacialy on the Stupice tomato. 

    For garlic I am only growing Early Italian.  I would like to try the Spanish Roja at some point.

    Tomatoes I grow

    Amish Paste, Large Red Cherry and Brandywine

    I looked up Stupice and it is 60-65 days... yes VERY early.  
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I believe Early Italian is a softneck and lasts very well but it wouldn't be as hardy here on the mountain.

    I had friends who grew Brandywine when I lived on the coast. Very nice! However, it would have no chance here in our short season. Ergo, I grow early varieties.

    Disco
     
  14. Yes Early Italian is a softneck, it stores well so I grow it. 

    I have on average 150 frost free days..  Gives me a decent season of growing. 
     
  15. I guess I need to sign up for Disco's  Garlic of the month club,   "Can't wait for my first shipment"

    Gary
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har! Check out Dave Omak's posts. He is the Guru of Garlic.
     
  17. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Disco, morning..... The garlic we grow doesn't grow well in the south.... If folks want to try it, here's where I buy mine......

    https://www.filareefarm.com/
     

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