It's Time to Order!
Our first garlic seed shipments will leave for Alaska in early September, with shipments following to other hardiness zones accordingly. We have a variety of tasty long-storing softnecks and beautiful flavor-filled hardnecks to chose from.
If you want to plant some premium organic garlic to harvest next year, get those planting beds ready and visit us at www.greatnortherngarlic.com
to get your order in soon!
The season is winding down here. But not to worry, there's plenty to do! Besides shipping seed, in just a few weeks we'll begin our first plantings of garlic to be harvested in 2014.
This spring was a busy one for us here at Great Northern Garlic. We completed a 20-acre fencing project on some newly acquired land and expanded our market garden. We weeded the garlic. Oh, how we weeded! This growing season was more damp than usual here in North Central Washington and the weeds loved it.
Our scapes started appearing in June signaling harvest was not far off. We found great interest in our organic garlic scapes both near and far. We were very pleased to provide them to lovers of great food, markets, and restaurants.
Construction of a new barn to hang freshly harvested garlic for drying was begun. The garlic barn will also contain our new office and shipping facility. We hope to have it completed before the snow flies.
Garlic harvest went well, beginning in early July with the softnecks down by the river and wrapping up with the mountain hardnecks on August 9th
. It took a few days to bundle and hang but when we finally finished we were able to step back and really assess the crop. It looks fantastic! The softnecks were prolific. The hardnecks look great; heavy with that pungent goodness we all hope for.
Each year we choose a couple of varieties that are standouts. This year it would have to be a tie on the hardneck side with Romanian Red and Siberian both looking amazing while the softneck variety Lorz Italian has blown our minds with some softball sized bulbs.
We’re in the process of seeing if we can get approval to ship seed to Canada. It’s a unique situation we have, being located minutes from the border, and taking shipments to be inspected won’t be too much of an inconvenience. We’d love to be able to ship to Canadian garlic lovers!
We hope your summer gardening was productive and tasty.
Noah and Heather Burnell