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How to braid garlic

How to braid garlic

admin 05/12/2018 0
 Video TranscriptHi, John from heirloom harvest here, just a quick video to show you how we braid our garlic. The first thing you need to do is to pick your garlic at the right stage. Generally speaking for garlic, you want to pick it when there's 4 to 5 green leaf still at the top of the plant. So, you can see here on this Sicilian white which I've just picked we have 1, 2, 3, 4 green leaves still, so that's about the perfect timing. The next thing you need to do is to clean it up a bit. You can see its covered in a lot of dirt there's a lot of old dead leaves, that won't look very good in the braid. So, the easiest way to do that is to just grab some of these old leaves and just tear them back. Sometimes you'll find that they'll still be a bit of dirt left at the bottom here, you can spend a lot of effort trying to get that last bit of dirt off, I find it's much easier just to take another layer of leaf off like that, now you have a nice clean bulb. So, the next stage is just to trim...
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Seed garlic coming in 2019

Seed garlic coming in 2019

Heirloom Harvest 05/11/2018 0
  Video transcript"So, I'm in amongst our 2018 garlic crop. It's actually looking very happy and healthy. Some of our early varieties like this Sicilian White which I've just pulled up really bulbing up really strongly and they'll be harvested in probably just under a month. Then some of our later varieties like the Ail De Pay Gers here, they're only just starting to bulb up. You can just see a little bulb starting to form here. It always surprises me with garlic how fast they go from starting to form a bulb to being fully formed so they probably won't be that much further behind, maybe one and a half to two months and these will be harvested as well. All of these varieties that were growing are going to be available for seed stock for home growers to purchasing and grow their own garlic at home next year and that seed should be available in February or March."...
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