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Friday, September 6th, 2019

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There are many different flavours and varieties of garlic. Garlic is a member of the allium family. It is an ancient bulbous vegetable, that is easy to grow and requires very little space in the garden. Garlic grows from individual cloves broken off from a whole bulb. Each clove will then multiply in the ground, forming a new bulb that consists of 5-10 cloves. Plant cloves in mid-autumn in a sunny location with rich, well-drained soil. Set cloves root side down 4-6″ apart in rows 1-1/2 to 2′ apart, and cover with 1-2″ of fine soil.Garlic tastes great roasted or used as a flavoring in many recipes.

Here are some that we thought that you might like:

‘German White’

  • Hardneck Type
  • Medium Spicy
  • Great for roasting

German White Hardneck Garlic is moderately spicy, great for roasting and stores very well.

Hardneck garlics have fewer, larger cloves then the softnecks. They also have less of an outer bulb wrapper, sometimes none at all.

Height: 60cm (24″)
Zone: 2

‘Mexican Purple’

  • Purple Stripe Hardneck
  • Very Spicy
  • Becomes milder when baked

Just as you might expect, this ‘south of the border’ is hot and spicy. When you bake it, though, it becomes milder.

Height: 60cm (24″)
Zone: 2

‘Metechi Garlic’

  • Purple Stripe Hardneck
  • Huge Bulb (5-7 Cloves per Bulb)
  • Spicy Flavour

Said to, “grow like a weed and store like a rock.”

Height: 60cm (24″)
Zone: 2

‘Regular Garlic’

  • Harvest in late summer

Height: 60cm (24″)
Zone: 2




‘Music Garlic’

  • Hardneck (Porcelain)
  • A Heritage Variety
  • Sweet, Hot and Pungent

Music has a large, easily peeled cloves with a strong flavour and lasting aftertaste.


‘Bogatyr Garlic’

  • Purple Stripe Hardneck Garlic
  • Harvest in Mid-Late Summer
  • 5 Cloves per Bulb

The Bogatyr variety has a long lasting heat. It is known to be one of the hottest hardneck varieties. It can be very assertive when used raw, as well as an excellent complex flavour when roasted.

Height: 60cm (24″)
Zone: 2