Thursday, September 20, 2012

Seed garlic running low

All of the publicity we have gotten lately has been great (2 stories in the Camera last week, one in the Denver Post on 9/8)! So many people want to plant garlic in their gardens for the first time. It's exciting and sales have been super. We are running low on larger garlic, and on many varieties.
Luckily we have plenty of the 2 most popular garlic types: Chesnok Red and Inchelium Red and will probably have those for at least 3 more weeks.
Chesnok Red is the strong flavored hardneck that is great for sauteeing, roasting, marinating, tomato sauce, pickling and all sorts of cooking. We have a good supply of Chesnok Red for eating and for planting. It has always grown well here at WeeBee Farms and usually stores til December.
Chesnok Red garlic bulb
A little trivia about Chesnok Red- "Chesnok" is the word for garlic in Russian. Chesnok Red is a highly medicinal type of garlic with its very high content of Allicin.

Inchelium Red is a mild and sweet softneck that tastes really good in just about anything and grows extremely well. It's consistently good-sized, always good-tasting and is a long-storing type that usually stores til January.