Garlic is the superfood that no cook wants to be without. The succulent, juicy, aromatic, flavorful cloves of home-grown garlic is unparalleled, far surpassing any that you can find in the store. This year we are offering offer a wide variety of choices with 11 cultivars, including the giant elephant garlic. Get your garden bed ready!
Softneck garlic grows in a variety of climates and does not require a cold winter chilling period (vernalization) to grow, making it perfect for regions with mild winters, although it also grows well in areas with cold winters. They have smaller cloves than hardneck varieties, store for up to a year, and are ideal for braiding.
Hardneck garlic has more complex flavor and produces a tall, edible flower stalk, called a "scape", in spring, with few exceptions. Hardneck garlic varieties typically can be stored for 4 to 6 months. Hardneck garlic requires a winter chilling period, and are generally not suited for mild winter areas however, vernalization can be mimicked. Simply place the bulbs in a dark location at 40°F with a relative humidity of 80% for 40 to 45 days before planting.