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Old 08-07-2018, 01:44 PM   #11
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The garlic sold at the supermarkets is hit or miss at best. So often you cannot find bulbs worth buying.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:57 PM   #12
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We are selling russian red garlic, music garlic, and german red, on our website.


You can tell a little about garlic at the grocery store by looking at the root end. Usually the roots and dirt cannot be imported, so they are shaved off, if they are from other countries. Local garlic may have roots intact but still cut to shorten them. If the neck stem of the garlic is stiff, it is probably a hard neck variety, while the braided garlic and softer stem (bendable) is a soft neck variety.


Once you cut your garlic you can also find out if it is a hard neck or soft neck by cutting the bulb horizontally. The hard neck variety has one concentric row of cloves around the middle hard neck stem--larger cloves. The soft neck variety has more than one concentric row of cloves around the center--smaller cloves.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:02 AM   #13
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I have a friend who has a tree company but grows garlic as a sideline. He gives me every year 4 garlic plaits. These are amazing. I break it all down and freeze. Because it's frozen it keeps for ages when you make garlic butter. I make a lot of garlic butter.

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Old 08-14-2018, 02:39 PM   #14
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How far up the cape is it ?
My daughter is spending the summer there, if close to her, she might be able to pick me up a bunch.
Orleans. On Barley Neck Rd. Iíll see if they still have some.
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