55m2 of new beds were built in late January and have now been planted out with Garlic. A couple of new varieties have been added – French Printanor and Purple Monaro. Edamame is currently being harvested daily. The remaining area yet to be employed was mulched with straw in early summer and is now showing three times as much pasture growth as the surrounding paddocks that suffered through the summer heatwave and drought.
With the Garlic harvested the market garden beds have now been sown with Edemame Soy Beans – a legume cover crop – that will also produce a harvest of pods.
The Purple Glen garlic crop has been successfully harvested with some very nice bulbs coming out. The best will be kept for re sowing next season, the rest is available for sale. My first sale was to a local restaurant NERAM Harvest who are devoted to using local produce.
This crop is from organic seed and has been grown naturally on Biodynamic managed soil.
Bulbs available @ $30/kg
Seed available @ $28/kg – can bee eaten too just a bit smaller.
If you would like to buy my garlic send me an email via the contact page.
Total Area 84m2
Planted area 56m2
7 beds – 10m x .8m
Path width .4m
The garlic sown is locally sourced organic. It has strong flavour, medium sized bulb. It is a supreme garlic with a sweet and nutty garlic flavour. Being an excellent storer, will keep in your kitchen for at least 12 months.
Giant Russian or Elephant
“Elephant garlic has a mild, sweet flavour somewhere between garlic and onion. Cloves and rounds are large and easy to peel. They can be eaten raw, sliced into salads or, steamed or boiled as a vegetable with or without a sauce. They can also be cooked like onions in soups, stews or casseroles, or baked in the oven with roasts.” Penny Woodward