Thursday, November 12, 2009
My order from Hood River Garlic came in quite a while ago, but I'm just getting around to planting it. I ordered a half pound each of Chesnock Red, a hardneck variety, and Early Italian Red, a softneck. Hardnecks grow long, coiling scapes, are supposed to have great flavor and are rarely available commercially. Softnecks are more common, but are known to grow well here, are good keepers and can be braided before being hung to dry. The communication and shipping from Hood River was great, and they sent more cloves than expected. I spent about 20 minutes this morning breaking up the bulbs and another hour or so planting them. They should be ready to harvest sometime in June or July.
Posted by megan/mason at 5:15 PM