Sampler VARIETY Garlic Kit
SOLD OUT for 2018 - new kits available Sept 2019
ORGANIC Seed Garlic KIT for Fall planting - for those who LOVE Variety!
This kit allows you to try 2 different types and 4 different varieties that are Easy to Grow!
You will receive:
Softneck: Allium sativum
1 large Bulb - Artichoke Garlic - Largest Bulbs with inner and outer cloves
Hardneck Allium sativum ssp. ophioscorodon
1 large Bulb - Purple Stripe Garlic - Vibrant colored bulb
1 med Bulb - Porcelain - Hottest flavor
1 large Bulb- Rocambole - Richest complex flavor
+ Planting Instructions that include harvesting and super easy curing information
How much will 4 seed garlic bulbs grow?
approximately 25-30 garlic plants with 1 bulb forming from each plant
If that's too much garlic seed is fully edible - so enjoy!
Urban gardeners - Can garlic be grown in pots on a patio or deck?
YES! Garlic performs well in pots, grow bags, raised beds, that are 18" + deep. When growing in pots more waterings are usually required as well as Organic fertilizers/nutrients such as: compost tea, liquid kelp, seaweed.
What is the difference between softneck and hardneck?
The vertical stalk that grows is refereed to as the "neck". With the hardneck varieties the stalk produces a distinct curled flower pod called a scape. The scape should be cut off before flowing to revert the energy to the bulb. Scapes are an edible bonus - sauteed in olive oil , tossed with Parmesan and red pepper flakes - yum! The stalk then becomes stiff and hard hence the name - hardneck.
Hardnecks are sometimes considered to have more complex flavors but don't store as long.
Softnecks don't form the hard stalk or the scapes but are great for braiding as the leaf stalks stay soft and pliable. Softnecks are somewhat milder in flavor but typically produce larger bulbs and have longer storage life.
You be the judge - This kit allows beginner garlic gardeners the opportunity to see which variety you prefer best!
All seed garlic is 100% Organic, NON-GMO
Planting and Shipping -
Just as the garden beds are going to sleep (Fall - Sep/Oct/Nov) for the season Garlic is planted for harvest the following summer. The reward is well worth the wait. Garlic is typically the first plant up that says goodbye to the gray skies of winter and greens up the Spring garden with a smile.
We will start shipping in October. You will receive a tracking number once your seed garlic is on its way.
USA shipping only