The World of garlic

The various cultivars of garlic are classified into ten horticultural groups: Artichoke, Asiatic, Creole,Glazed Purple Stripe, Marbled Purple Stripe, Porcelain, Standard Purple Stripe, Rocambole, Silverskin, and Turban. Each horticultural group and each cultivar within the group has particular characteristics. Some groups are classified as hardnecks as they have a woody stem that grows through the […]

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PLANTING GARLIC

An Introduction Hardneck garlics are unique in that they need a period of cold to break their dormancy and begin to grow. The easiest way to do that is to plant it in the fall. That’s right, you plant your garlic crop when all the harvesting is done in your garden and you think it […]

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Fall Garden Planting

In our zone 5a, fall gardening can be a great time to plant cool-season crops. We hit our first frost between the first week of October and mid-October. Fall crops can be planted between late August and early September to harvest just before winter sets in. Following crops are a great start for a fall […]

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We have Garlic for sale!

The garlic project here at Gaia Organics has been led by Richard Beaudette. Richard has been growing garlic for the last few decades and has been conserving several varieties of garlic since very early in his journey. We met Richard at a Seedy Saturday and we instantly connected and he shared with us some garlic cultivars. […]

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Garlic List 2020

China Rose Turban Instant hot taste 6-7 cloves per bulb Chinook Turban with slender cloves arranged in a single ring Stores only 3-5 months Hot flavour 6-7 cloves per bulb Dan’s Russian Porcelain Pleasant taste, delicious cooked 4-6 cloves per bulb Duganskij Marbled Purple Stripe Generally larger bulbs 5-7 cloves per bulb French Porcelain Porcelain […]

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Survival garden seed checklist

As people are worried about store shelves being empty in these times of COVID-19 crisis. We are here to help relieve your anxiety and help you prepare for the worst-case scenario. Growing homegrown, nutrient-dense food is always a good option that empowers you to be self-sufficient and find your independence. High-calorie food like rice, wheat […]

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United Nations Declares 2020 as International Year of Plant Health (IYPH)

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Tell us […]

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