Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for Organic Gardeners and Small Farmers

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Filaree Productions, 1991 - Gardening - 213 pages

The first garlic book written specifically for organic gardeners and small-scale farmers

Growing Great Garlic is the definitive grower's guide written by a small scale farmer who makes his living growing over 200 strains of garlic. Commercial growers will want to consult this book regularly.

The author tells us:

  • which strains to plant
  • when to fertilize
  • when to plant
  • when to prune flower stalks
  • how to plant
  • when to harvest
    Plus, how to store, market, and process the crop

Growing Great Garlic makes a genuine contribution in the field of garlic classification that will help the public recognize several distinct varietal types of garlic.

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The Doctor that commented negatively must be accustomed to reading university level technical publications. The author breaks the growing of garlic down to the basics so that readers can understand in everyday common language.
I recommend this book for anyone that wants to learn how to grow garlic and learn from the mistakes of someone that has grown garlic for many years.



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About the author (1991)

For the past fifteen years, author Ron Engeland has farmed organically with his wife, Watershine, and two children in north central Washington state. In addition to garlic they raise over 100 varieties of apples, plus peaches, apricots, plums, raspberries, potatoes, and cut and dried flowers. Ron also manages an irrigation company and writes numerous articles. He is a former state secretary of the Washington Tilth Producers' Cooperative, and served three years on the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

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