Posted by ENF Farmers on July 27, 2012 ·
We will be harvesting and curing our garlic during the month of August.
We have 14 exciting varieties available this year.
1) Sicilian Garlic
2) Ukranian Garlic
3) Russian Garlic
4) Portugal Azores (Limited)
5) Italian Music (Limited)
6) Siberian Purple hardneck (Limited)
7) Irkutsk Siberian (Limited) Siberian garlic (Limited)
9) Music (Limited)
10) Elephant Garlic (Limited)
11) Persian Garlic
12) Italian Garlic
13) Tibetan [Read More...
Posted by ENF Farmers on April 14, 2012 ·
We planted 14 varieties of 40,000 garlic in Tweed plot. It was a challenge to get the plot ploughed and tilled for an acre. But again, we have some wonderful neighbours and they helped us find a farmer with a tractor to plough and till for us.
We did three visits to hand plant them all. More detailed pictures are coming later.
Organic straw mulch keeps the frost bites and weed away.Straw cover also keeps the moisture [Read More...
Posted by ENF on April 7, 2011 ·
Garlic shoots from stray seeds
Onion shoots from last year
Spinach from 2010
We had a warm spell in Southern Ontario on April 3rd.
The weather was in +14 celcius. Snow from the last spring storm melted off.
We worked the Milton backyard garden.
These were survivors from the stray seeds of 2010.
Our bunny, Curry, enjoyed the Italian viking spinach.
We used the garlic shoots and onion shoots for sautéing.
Posted by ENF on February 17, 2011 ·
Ontario garlic bulbils in Milton
Local growers still recovering from the Chinese invasion of 2001
By ANTONELLA ARTUSO, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief
There’s an easy trick to determine the age of a garlic bulb in a grocery store, says Ontario farmer Mark Wales.
Toss it in the air.
The longer it takes to land, the lighter and older the garlic.
The hard part is trying to find garlic that hasn’t journeyed over 10,000 kilometres [Read More...
Posted by ENF on October 26, 2010 ·
Napanee garlic beds mulched
Garlic being planted
ENF crew hard at work
It took 2 hours for four of us to make the bed, plant, compost and mulch.
We planted the Tweed plot in the morning and took a lunch break.
Then we started on the Napanee plot which was already ploughed.
The soil in Tweed and Napanee plots are loamy with lots of organic matter.
We planted 1500 gloves of Russian, Tibetan, Ukranian, Yukoslavian, Italian, Persian [Read More...
Posted by ENF on August 4, 2010 ·
Left bunch with smaller bulbs are from Bulbils, right bunch is from gloves.
We have also harvested our garlic from bulbils. Some of the Ontario bulbs had 4 or so small gloves on them. Some looked like a single bulb. See our previous garlic from bulbils post.
We got the bulbil seeds from the Scarborough Backyard last year. We will replant these gloves again this fall to produce bigger bulbs.