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Which garlic variety should I grow?

Posted by OhMyGourd 7b (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 24, 13 at 14:58

I started gardening this year and instantly became obsessed. Next year I want to take my gardening obsession to the next level and sell my produce at a farmer's market. I've never grown garlic before, but I'm eager to try it because I hear it is a good seller.

I live in a suburb 40 miles north of Atlanta (zone 7b). Winter in northern Georgia tends to be mild and summer tends to be hot and humid. The soil in my backyard is very rocky red clay. Of course, I can easily amend the soil if necessary.

I want to choose a variety of garlic that will thrive in my environment and also bring in the most profit. Which varieties would you recommend?

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RE: Which garlic variety should I grow?

Before I move to Seattle, I lived in North Atl. suburb(N.Fulton) and grew garlic 3 seasons. The last season I had over 100 plants.
Believe it or not, I planted store bought (Asiatic Artichoke ). And I got pretty good results too. I bought some hardnecks fro Kroger, some sofnecks from Asian Markets..

I am sure , if you find a local grower, and buy seeds from him, that'll even better.
Anyway, I used to plant early to mid October.

RE: Which garlic variety should I grow?

Check out the silverskin variety they have at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (if they still have any). Start planting artichoke types for trial, then go from there.

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