Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Red plastic tomato trays, anyone?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:08 am

» Trellis
by trolleydriver Today at 7:30 am

» Pesticide use?
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 10:32 pm

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:55 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:51 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:46 pm

» 15 bean soup mix - can the beans be used for planting?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:31 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:16 pm

» Newbie in North Carolina!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:24 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:57 pm

» Recommendations for balcony plants
by susan35332 Yesterday at 2:49 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 1:20 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 12:54 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» New Green House
by Hoggar Yesterday at 12:28 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:40 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:23 am

» Bug Identification
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 9:17 am

» Coconut Coir
by Jenex Yesterday at 7:58 am

» Hail Damage (Pics) - Am I in Trouble?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:44 am

» table identity
by llama momma Yesterday at 7:34 am

» update pics
by llama momma Yesterday at 7:29 am

» Pea blight
by cyclonegardener 6/26/2017, 11:38 pm

» Plans for 2017 revisited
by Judy McConnell 6/26/2017, 1:48 pm

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals 6/26/2017, 1:13 pm

» It's Kefir Time
by hammock gal 6/26/2017, 12:15 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by Judy McConnell 6/26/2017, 8:30 am

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by AtlantaMarie 6/26/2017, 8:10 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

German Red Garlic

View previous topic View next topic Go down

German Red Garlic

Post  llama momma on 7/2/2013, 4:45 pm

( Camp or Rooster please move this thread if needed, thanks, LM)
 
This darling has been curing for a couple weeks, I couldn't wait any longer, peeled off 5 layers.  Finally reached the last layer and could finally see her true color.  Is she pretty or what??  I was pleasantly surprised: 
 

 
 So I couldn't wait to see the cloves and sauteed one for my grill cheese sandwich, raw was too hot and spicy, sautéed was mild and full, robust with flavor.

 
But today I pulled a few more garlic.  A couple were smaller, then this one showed up:

 
 She's a tall one too:

What a lovely morning in the garden, Thanks to Mel for making gardening so enjoyable.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4802
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  donnainzone5 on 7/3/2013, 12:47 pm

Wow! That's the biggest garlic I ever saw!
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2120
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  bnoles on 7/3/2013, 2:44 pm

WOW! Nice job Gina.... save that big one for the fair, it has Blue Ribbon written all over it.

I guess that's what happens when you feed your garden llama beans Very Happy Very Happy 

bnoles

Male Posts : 804
Join date : 2012-08-16
Location : North GA Mountains Zone 7A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  camprn on 7/3/2013, 3:42 pm

@bnoles wrote:WOW!  Nice job Gina.... save that big one for the fair, it has Blue Ribbon written all over it.

I guess that's what happens when you feed your garden llama beans Very Happy Very Happy 
Check the exhibition rules of your local fair. Here, for judging, they require a sample of 3 each of the vegetable or fruit.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  llama momma on 7/3/2013, 4:01 pm

Thanks Donna and Bob, and Camp.  Since its my first time I'm hoping to keep it healthy for replanting in the Fall. Bob, a fair entry you say? Hadn't thought of that, thank you.  I may look up past fair winners and see if this one possibly has a chance.  Thanks for the tip Camp I will check it out.  And Bob I agree the llamas made a contribution in the home made compost.  I was very bad at fertilizing multiple times during spring so I guess the llama beans helped.  Now I wish I hadn't pulled most of the plants 2-1/2 weeks ago. Doh!


Last edited by llama momma on 7/3/2013, 4:06 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : get the names straight.....)
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4802
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  GWN on 7/3/2013, 6:07 pm



Hey LM, I harvested most of mine today and this one is a RUSSIAN Red.... similar size. I am also pretty excited about  "my haul"   Feels like halloween with a full bag...

I would save that one for your fall plantings, they say if you plant the biggest ones, you will eventually get a very large crop
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2802
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 60
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  llama momma on 7/4/2013, 5:38 am

GWN
Hey Your Russian Red looks terrific!  Way to go!  Bet your eyes opened wide when you pulled up that one.
With German Reds, I was surprised that stem thickness didn't always determine bulb size.  Seemed illogical.  But it added to the fun of harvesting. I've got about a dozen left outside and wonder if there are more surprises waiting.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4802
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  GWN on 7/4/2013, 9:48 am

I was surprised that stem thickness didn't always determine bulb size.
I would have to say that this was not the case for me. The size of the stalk was pretty much along the same lines as the size of the bulb. I have a few musica that are also this big.
I think I could have left them in longer, but my garlic is scattered all over my garden, and it is getting hard to NOT WATER it while I am trying to water everything else like crazy. PLus I am going away next week, and so have to get the sprinkler system sorted out for while we are away.
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2802
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 60
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  llama momma on 7/4/2013, 10:18 am

I wouldn't feel too bad about pulling now vs. leaving them in.  Your return per planted clove has been wonderful!
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4802
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  llama momma on 9/30/2013, 8:09 am

Finished planting an entire new bed of garlic from this years first harvest.  Overall very happy but a little surprised at the number of cloves culled to use now for cooking since I was expecting to see perfection like the original bulbs purchased from Seed Savers.

Is this experience similar to everyone else?  I thought I was doing everything right. Maybe I'm picky since I was expecting to see more uniform large fat bulbs.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4802
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  sanderson on 12/23/2013, 2:00 am

I bought a Russian Red in September from the Baker Seed Bank, Petaluma. Planted the cloves in October. They came up and then disappeared.

I'm cruising the Seed topics before I submit my order tonight or tomorrow.

One observation I have, is that my cute little garlics I planted this March or April are still in mint condition on the counter. In contrast, the store bought ones start to shrivel and get moldy within a few weeks. Must be the TLC, literally.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14015
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  llama momma on 12/23/2013, 8:52 am

I still have some german red bulbs in very good condition from summer harvest.  Also have a lot that was put into a large frozen butter log with garden herbs that should last through winter and spring.  Anticipate results from a first time bed of 'free' replanted cloves this summer.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4802
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  sanderson on 12/23/2013, 2:11 pm

LM, Do you mean that the garlics will recover underground and grow back again? My green sprouts came up and then died. Or withered off.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14015
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  llama momma on 12/23/2013, 3:00 pm

Well, not recover as you said.  I meant I replanted 'free' cloves this past Autumn that developed in the summer 2013 harvest.  In all I had enough to eat fresh, store, freeze, and keep the biggest ones to re-plant a whole box of cloves this past Autumn.

The 2013 harvest originated from purchased bulbs/separated into cloves from Autumn of 2012.  And I must say I somewhat freaked out paying 18.99 plus shipping for those original 4 or 5 bulbs. I will say, at that time, they were the biggest healthiest bulbs I had ever seen. 

Sorry yours died off!
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4802
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  jimmy cee on 12/23/2013, 5:11 pm

Garlic Garlic Garlic wowwww how I love baked garlic
I never had it till my wife recently baked around 6 bulbs.
Man were they ever delicious, I just couldn't stop eating them.
She suggested I stop or may become ill, so I did.
In about 4 hours she couldn't stay in the same room with me, it sure didn't bother me at all.
Cant wait till another garlic roast...
Really reeks doesn't it?
avatar
jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1912
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  camprn on 12/23/2013, 5:35 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:Garlic Garlic Garlic   wowwww how I love baked garlic
I never had it till my wife recently baked around 6 bulbs.
Man were they ever delicious, I just couldn't stop eating them.
She suggested I stop or may become ill, so I did.
In about 4 hours she couldn't stay in the same room with me, it sure didn't bother me at all.
Cant wait till another garlic roast...
Really reeks doesn't it?
 darn funny 

I gotta get my banjo out of the closet!

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  llama momma on 12/23/2013, 6:12 pm

Ohh, jimmy,jimmy,jimmy.  Garlic is wonderful stuff.   If you or your wife want, you can look up garlic farms that share wonderful recipes, besides all the cooking websites.
Enjoy!
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4802
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  jimmy cee on 12/24/2013, 3:26 pm

I worked 3 shifts for over 30 years in a power plant.
Of those there were 2 weeks of a daylight shift.
The locker rooms were immaculate, and modern.
I was usually the 2nd person in the locker room on day shift, I enjoyed getting there, beating the rush, and having coffee before tending to the days duties.
The 1st guy there ate a full bulb of garlic every morning, I never liked being around anyone who has eaten garlic.
That locker room reeked just about all morning.
I'm sure there are others who feel the same, I know wifey does.
I love planting garlic and I sure love composting
avatar
jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1912
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  llama momma on 12/24/2013, 4:10 pm

Ewee,  early morning garlic smells -- I imagine that was a rather rude awakening to the olfactories.   
 Shocked 
P U
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4802
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: German Red Garlic

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum