Farmer Book Club: the complete book of garlic

The Complete Book Of Garlic by Ted Jordan Meredith In my corner of the world, when you go to a farmers market,  garlic usually means Music garlic – those big white bulbs with 4-6 spicy cloves. Music is definitely a reliable garlic in a cold Canadian climate. But it is not the only garlic out … More Farmer Book Club: the complete book of garlic

Big Bowls Of Garlic Cloves

Anyone else have a big bowl of garlic cloves within easy reach of the cutting board? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? These are mostly leftover Rocambole garlic cloves from when @fermetournesol planted garlic. Rocamboles have about 10-11 cloves per bulk. We keep the 6-8 biggest Cloves per bulb and put the rest aside. There was … More Big Bowls Of Garlic Cloves

Garlic Is Where Your Crop Rotation Can Break Down

Garlic is an example of how crop rotation can only go so far.  There are some pretty nasty soil borne garlic diseases and nematodes. They can decimate your field and ruin your crop. YES, crop rotation is a tool to clean those fields up. In the worst cases it can take as long as 10 … More Garlic Is Where Your Crop Rotation Can Break Down


I’ve put together a FREE masterclass called 6 Secrets To Grow BIG GARLIC. I give this workshop every year at the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival. It’s a standing room only event where folks come to learn the magic of GREAT GARLIC! This year, with all the COVID craziness, I’m not sure what’s going to happen. So I’m bringing the … More Tired of TINY GARLIC?

Remembering Canada’s Garlic Guru

Two weekends ago, at Eco Farm Days in Cornwall, Ontario; I learned that Paul Pospisil, Canada’s Garlic Guru, had passed away. Paul Pospisil was my first garlic mentor. I met Paul in 2001, just a few weeks after my very first garlic harvest. I was working at Switch Farms in Campbellville, Ontario. I had never … More Remembering Canada’s Garlic Guru

2015 Ste-Anne Garlic Festival – August 22, 2015

This weekend is the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue garlic festival. I’m always excited about the festival but I’m extra excited for this one because we’ve got two new workshops on the slate. One of those workshops is all about Black Garlic with Andrew Craig from Major Craig’s. What is Black Garlic? Well come on out to the workshop … More 2015 Ste-Anne Garlic Festival – August 22, 2015