Every picture is worth a thousand words, right? These photos will tell you much about how we grow our garlic.
Porcelain strain 'Music' is named after Allan Music, who first brought the strain to North America.
Elephant Garlic, Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum, closer to a leek than garlic is growing strong.
Rocambole 'Italian Purple,' setting sun and fog rolling in off the ocean.
Var. Turban "Tuscan" mid April.
Var. Creole "Aglio Rosso" cloves before planting.
Garlic field mid April
The frosty blue-green leaves of var. Rocambole "Italian Purple" in the middle row.
When harvesting Turban and Asiatic varieties, you want to look to the green leaf count. We harvest at 5-6 green leaves remaining, as above. Waiting too long will invite rough bulbs, and invite disease.
French Grey shallots, Allium oschaninii, just before harvest.
French Grey shallots, Allium oschaninii, after shaking soil loose after harvest.
French Grey shallots on the drying racks.
Allium ophioscorodon var. Porcelain 'Breezy Point' scapes, just cut.
Allium ophiosocordon var. Porcelain and Rocambole a few weeks before harvest.
Our booth at the Dumbo Arts Festival, Dumbo Brooklyn, 2012
Also on display were sectional cuts of eight varieties. Front left is Turban, front center is Artichoke, front right is Rocambole. Middle left is Purple Stripe, middle center is Creole, middle right is Porcelain. Rear left is Asiatic, rear right is Silverskin.
Forty foot rows, three feet wide, marked for planting by our homemade wheel dib.
Large cloves of the Marbled Purple Stripe variety strain "Siberian."
The road to our farm field, Amagansett, New York.
A large Artichoke variety, named "Lorz."
Rows and rows in April at sunset.