Down on the Farm

Occasional musings about farm life and what's happening at the farm.

The beauty of growing garlic bulbils

If you've been looking for an inexpensive way to increase your heirloom garlic seed stock, try growing garlic bulbils.  

We planted about 100 Korean Red bulbils last October, each about the size of a small pea. Most grew into small bulbs with actual cloves, while others grew into a single round. We'll plant the whole lot this fall. Then we'll be on the path to expanding our Korean Red offerings--and doing it at low cost.

Want to try this in your garden this fall? We're growing bulbils now and will have them available for sale in a few weeks. We'll be offering Korean Red, Susan Delafield, Tuscan, Khabar and more. Check back or contact us for an updated list!

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Korean Red garlic that we grew for the first year from bulbils. Most formed cloves, which is amazing for their first year. We'll plant these cloves and garlic rounds in this fall to increase our stock for 2016 and 2017. 

Korean Red garlic that we grew for the first year from bulbils. Most formed cloves, which is amazing for their first year. We'll plant these cloves and garlic rounds in this fall to increase our stock for 2016 and 2017.