Russian Giant Garlic

Finally, Russian Giant Garlic

For a long time we have awaited the arrival of the Russian Giant garlic at Seabright Farm. Eight months ago, Seabright’s Gardener, George Wright, mentioned in our blog that he was planting some of these seeds, along with several other garlic varieties, as part of his winter plan. Now the garlic varieties are ready to harvest! As shown in the photo above, it took a full day of harvesting to collect all this Russian Giant garlic alone, and there is still more to do!

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Geroge's greenhouse

Garden Stories: Planting Tips… Ready! Set! …Wait?!

March was a funny month – no longer Winter, not yet Spring, a time of changes.

Transitions are always tricky, but when it comes to planting, they can feel less like gardening and more like gambling. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the odds; remember that someone has gone through all of this before, and a little research can go a long way to seek out planting tips.

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Winter Garden: Green amidst the White

George, Seabright’s gardening expert and keeper of the winter garden, muses: “The straw-covered planting beds look empty at Seabright Farm. Nothing appears to be growing except for the cold-hardy Siberian Kale, the January King Cabbage, and the seemingly indestructible arugula.” But underground things are still happening, as the new garlic is putting out roots and getting ready for the long run to July. This season, in late October, I planted eight rare varieties, plus my two standbys, Russian Giant (which grows well in all regions of the USA), and Chesnok Red (easy to grow, and perfect for storing).

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