GARLIC

We currently offer 4 hardneck and 2 softneck varieties of garlic.  We have increased our dedicated garlic growing space and are pleased to more than double our our offerings this year.  New for this year:  Siberian, Nootka Rose, and Georgian Fire.   

All of the garlic we sell is suitable for eating and/or planting.  However, we have found that if you are planting it is best to use the best and biggest cloves to get the best crop.  This year, we are offering 2 sizes of most garlic- large and medium- the difference is size and price.  

Typically, hardneck varieties produce flower scapes in June that can be cut and used to make garlic scape pesto or flavor other dishes.  We adore scapes!  They are far less pungent that garlic, but with a delectible flavor and texture that can't quite be compared to anything else.  In proper conditions, hardneck garlic can be stored and used through February.  

Softneck varieties tend to store for longer periods of time but do not typically produce scapes. This variety typically stores longer inside and is braidable!   We braid ours, hnag it on the walls for decoration and just cut off the lowest bulb with scissors when it is time to cook.

How is the garlic at Daisy Hill Farm grown?  All of our garlic is grown according to organic standards.  Our fertilizer consists of compost and Neptune's Harvest fish fertilizer.  No pesticides are used.  We mulch with hay/straw and wwater often (it is a thirsty crop). We plant in the fall and harvest in July.  After several weeks of curing on shelves and hooks in our garage, the garlic gets its final clean up and prepares for fancy photo shoots.  As you can see from the photo above, it was very snazzy this year!

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