[Market-farming] Treating Garlic Seed

Nan Hildreth NanHildreth at riseup.net
Thu Oct 7 12:03:50 EDT 2010

Dip the base of each bulb in alcohol just before planting says 
Gourmet Garlic Gardens, a Texas seed supplier.

At 04:14 PM 10/6/2010, Ryan Wood-Beauchamp wrote:
>We experienced minor disease issues with our garlic this year: 
>occasional fusarium rot and another disease that we couldn't 
>identify that caused premature yellowing and dieback of the 
>leaves.  We culled any obvious diseased garlic bulbs to avoid 
>replanting them.  For the rest of our seedstock, we're curious if 
>there are any seed treatments to treat seedbore sclerota or other 
>disease organisms that might infect next year's patch.  I've read 
>about a hot water treatment but I'd be concerned about killing the 
>seed.  I've heard about a chlorine treatment and hydrogen peroxide 
>treatment through word of mouth, but can't find any information to 
>corroborate it.  Any ideas?
>Ryan Wood-Beauchamp
>Journey's End Farm
>Sterling, PA
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