[Market-farming] garlic greens--when and how

Todd Lister toddlister1 at gmail.com
Fri May 4 06:51:40 EDT 2012


Beth,
Very impressive. I'll bet your customers love this feature.
Todd

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 11:40 PM, <grizzdover at gmail.com> wrote:

> I also pull them as I don't believe they will "regenerate" ("grow back").
> I plant at least three 200 foot beds (3 rows per bed) specifically for
> "green garlic" in the fall.  We've got three tasty green garlic recipes on
> the recipe page of our website :
> http://www.turtle-farm.com/Recipes/index.htm .  Feel free to share them
> with your customers.  Another way I like to fix them is to wrap broccoli
> raab and then local bacon (which makes everything better : ) ) around them
> held together with a toothpick and then put them on the grill till the
> bacon is cooked.  I sell them 3 for a dollar.
>
> Ben Saunders
> Farm Manager
> Turtle Farm: Certifed Organic Fruits, Veggies and Herbs
> Granger, Iowa
> www.turtle-farm.com
> http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/pages/Turtle-Farm/200544863386129
>
> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I pull them and bunch them complete. When they are young and tender I
>> tell people the premature bulb is straight white meat and can be used just
>> like a scallion, tender right up the stalk. I love them and they sell well
>> at our market. 5-6 to a bunch for $2.50-$3.00.
>> I'll keep moving the small ones like that till they get tough and start
>> to clove.
>> Todd
>>
>>
>> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Richard Robinson <rrobinson at nasw.org>wrote:
>>
>>> Last fall I saved my too-small-to-plant-for-bulbs garlic cloves, and
>>> sowed them thickly this spring for garlic greens. They are about 6" tall
>>> now, and delicious. When is the right time to harvest them? Do I cut them
>>> off at the ground, or pull up the whole plant? If the former, will they
>>> grow back? How do you suggest customers serve them--raw? cooked? in salad?
>>>
>>> thanks.
>>>
>>>  Richard Robinson
>>>  www.nasw.org/users/rrobinson/
>>>  Hopestill Farm
>>>  www.hopestill.com
>>>
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