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Growing garlic in pots or other containers

This blog post is an edited form of an email I exchanged with a customer. Thanks to the customer who provoked the conversation- I’m sharing the advice I gave you to the rest of my readers! Also thanks to the "New Jersey" customer who got me thinking about garlic in pots during correspondences last year.

This winter's reading...garlic, organic matter, and prosocial behavior

This winter's reading...garlic, organic matter, and prosocial behavior
Picture is of garlic stems and roots where I cleaned/processed garlic this year. Ample fungal growth is happening all around and in the garlic li...

The days ahead...

Writing tonight, September 24th, I'm happy to report that every pre-order is out, and a good chunk of recent orders are headed to the post office t...

2021 Harvest Update

fHi folks! The 2021 scape harvest is under way, and I've been overwhelming my wholesale account with the volume I've got. I'm seriously considering...

Carbon offsets, and other green practices for the farm this year

Part of my winter reading has included the study of carbon footprints and carbon offsets. I think the movement earns a lot of its skepticism when i...

Garlic, and "multigenerational thinking"

Garlic, and "multigenerational thinking"
Empathy is an interesting topic within evolutionary biology- it is a battleground issue within those trying to emphasize the uniqueness of humankin...

2020 harvest

2020 harvest
Hi all- The 2020 harvest is going well, I'm just about 1/5th done, I expect to bring another third to half by next weekend. Most Turbans, and Ajo R...

Garlic availability, 2020

Greetings all- I hope anyone reading this is doing well, with the state of New York being an epicenter of America’s coronavirus outbreak. I think e...

How to single-handedly change the world

I just finished the book “Dark Age Ahead” by Jane Jacobs, and it’s provoked quite a bit of thought in me since then. The author seems to specialize...

merino wool and rock tripe

merino wool and rock tripe
I said once, that to be in one place (at a point in time), is to not be in an infinite number of places, and times, minus one. The significance of ...

A spikehorn in the woods

A spikehorn in the woods
Sinuous patterns found in the satellite maps...fractals of human behavior. Highland Clearances, Irish Famine (or Holocaust, if you see the shipping...

Heirloom corn growing and processing

I sold heirloom corn for the first time at Bethlehem, Connecticut this year and I was pleased to see the enthusiasm for it! This is an info-post fo...
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