NO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS...SORRY! Spring seed garlic ships in April. Fall seed garlic is shipped in late September/early October (Maritime-grown garlic usually matures one to three weeks later than garlic grown in Southern ON, or in BC).
After some time, Hope Seeds is pleased to welcome seed garlic back to our catalogue. We’ve been working with Al Picketts of Eureka Garlic in Kensington, PEI to offer some lovely hardneck varieties for 2016. While Eureka Garlic hasn’t gone through the process of organic certifica-tion, each bulb has gone through Al's expert hands and scrutinizing heart. Al knows something about soil nutrients, too, finding the right mix of ma-nure, mussel shells and mulch to make his “Music” (and other varieties) sing!
All varieties available are hardneck types that send a central flowering stalk up through the leaves mid-spring, developing their bulbil capsules if left on the plant (most growers pick these flower stalks off to encourage larger bulb growth under-ground). Each type stores quite well and is hardy in our colder growing climates.
Want to know about growing garlic?
See our resource document: Hope_Seeds_Growing_Garlic.pdf
WHAT MAKES “SEED GARLIC”? Garlic is garlic, right? Can’t you just plant the stuff you get in the grocery store? Well, when you choose our Seed Garlic, you’re choosing garlic that has been:
- Screened by expert garlic grower Al Picketts for signs of disease (e.g., fusarium, basal rot, white rot); don’t spread these crop killers!
- Sized for optimal growth performance when planted
- Reviewed for field performance over several years’ plantings and adapted to local growing conditions
- Grown for food and seed (some garlic found in grocery stores has been treated to prevent sprouting).