Garlic and Onions

Sandy Deidloff ranchmaster at resok.com
Wed Jul 17 09:49:15 EDT 2002


>>>>>Here in central Virginia, we plant garlic the third week of October,
then roll out big round bales of reject hay over the top. We pull weeds out
in April. <<<<<<

Can onions be grown this way too?  Planted before winter and harvested next
spring or summer?

Sandy Deidloff
Meeker, OK


----- Original Message -----
From: <pam at twinoaks.org>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 9:02 PM
Subject: [market-farming] Re: garlic question


> Ben,
> Here in central Virginia, we plant garlic the third week of
> October, then roll out big round bales of reject hay over the top.
> We pull weeds out in April.  We keep the mulch on until the scapes
> form, which seems to be about three weeks before we need to
> harvest, then we scrape off the mulch (onto the cabbage, broccoli
> or beans next patch over). We got good sized garlic, and a 7:1
> yield this year, which seems respectable for hard-necked garlic.
> We used sprinklers for irrigation in the spring. We harvested at the
> end of May this year. That was early - it's usually ready in early
> June.
> Pam Dawling
> Twin Oaks Community
> Louisa, Virginia
>
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