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It’s a Garlic Planting Party

October 10th, 2012

Today I’m doing a giveaway for a Garlic Combo from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply. There are also 7 other blogs participating in this Garlic party and they’re all doing giveaways as well, it’s the same prize pack only each blog has a different variety of garlic. If you’d like to increase your odds of winning, you can head on over to these wonderful blogs to enter to win. While you’re there check out their blogs, they’re all great!

If you’d like more chances to win, there are 7 other blogs doing this same giveaway, with different varieties of garlic.
Peaceful Valley’s Organic Gardening Blog for ‘Bogatyr’
Gardenerd for ‘California Early White’
A Suburban Farmer for ‘Purple Gazer’
North Coast Gardening for some ‘Russian Red’
Western Gardeners for ‘Purple Italian’
Living Homegrown for ‘German Red’
Dirt Du Jour divas are giving away French red shallots

17 Comments to “It’s a Garlic Planting Party”
  1. Beth K on October 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I was just given some garlic to plant from a lady at my church, but I could always plant more! :-)

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    • Susy on October 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      You can never have too much garlic I think!

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      • KimH on October 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

        I’d like to think thats true. ;)

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  2. Diane Steele on October 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Me Me! I am currently on food stamps but survived July almost 100% from my vegetable garden, until receiving some assistance. (I was laid off 2 years ago from a corporate situation, after 30 years). I will somehow find garlic to plant again this year, maybe from this giveaway or maybe the grocery store. Either way, couldn’t live without it.

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    • KimH on October 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Many years ago, I couldnt afford much, but I went to the grocery store & bought a couple heads of garlic & planted them.
      People will tell you that you shouldnt do that but why not? I did, and they grew just fine. I even got Elephant garlic that way.. Worked for me.

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  3. KimH on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    If you have more garlic than you can reasonably use after you plant your stock, you can freeze it & use it at will instead of letting it dry up.

    I wonder what the freeze-life of garlic is… It freezes in the ground, doesnt it? Hmnn.. I might have to do an experiment some day. ;)

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  4. Barbara on October 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I would DEARLY love to win! We eat garlic for every meal but breakfast. ;)

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  5. Ken Toney on October 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I’d love to win. I can still find room for garlic. I’ll read the other blogs also. Thanks.

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  6. Anna Palmer on October 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    From a reader in Lewiston Maine… you probably know this already…last year I planted garlic this time of year and we had much warmer temps than usual not expected for this area; the garlic shot right up and I lost a good bit of garlic despite mulching it. You are far more experienced and knowledgable than me but I just wanted to put that out there for folks to plant later if possible if you are in this state. Good luck with the giveaway everyone!

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    • Susy on October 11, 2012 at 7:20 am

      Yes, you’re supposed to wait to plant it until after your first few frosts. Also keeping the mulch off until the soil has chilled will keep them from sprouting up too much.

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  7. Stella on October 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I love garlic in everything. Would love to grow some in a container.

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  8. Anna Palmer on October 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks Susy!!

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  9. Diane Steele on October 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks KimH, two years ago I used grocery store garlic and they turned out great. Last November I planted organic garlic from a local garden and with the warm winter we had here in Maryland, the crop fairly much failed. I was able to can a pint though! I save it for special times. And I treat myself to a spoonful of the liquer (vinegar, spices, sugar) each time I use a clove! I think I can use it as a salad dressing when the last clove is used up.

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  10. Rebecca on October 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I am glad I found your site via this garlic give away – I have yet to be successful with garlic – thank you for all your sharing! Looking forward to reading more!!

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  11. Barbara Shaw on October 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I tried to grow garlic last year from grocery store garlic, with no luck.I hope to grow some this next season.I have not had trouble with most things but haven’t been successful with garlic.. I will keep trying.

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  12. Lisa Carroll on October 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I have enjoyed your blog for some time now. Congrats on the move. The best garden I ever had was in Pembroke, Maine. Now I live in a wooded area in Virginia so the garden is in containers (5 gal. buckets and baby pools) on the roof. This will be my first year to plant garlic this way. Do you think it would be better to bring the buckets into the basement once I have freezing temps or leave them on the roof? No one seems to give me a straight answer. My common sense is telling me to bring them in. Again. great blog. Thanks.

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    • Susy on October 14, 2012 at 10:22 am

      I would overwinter them in a sheltered place outside, perhaps an unheated garage or porch, basement stairwell, etc. You don’t want them to be too warm or the garlic will sprout early. You could also put bales of straw around them outside and a layer of mulch on top of the pot.

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