Authors: Kate Winslow & Guy Ambrosino Copyright: 2017 Publisher: Burgess Lea Press Buy from Amazon:
Fantastic way of preserving garlic and herbs. Fresh herbs and garlic dry quickly when processed with salt.
Stem and Bulb Nematode is a very small parasitic nematode that is possibly the most damaging pest for commercial garlic growers in America. You can barely see them with the naked eye, but the damage is very apparent. They burrow into the neck or bulb of the garlic and consume the bulb, allowing rot to […]
2005, Informational pamphlet by Iowa State University, University Extension
Details Allium schoenoprasum Open-Pollinated: ? Color: ? Maturity: ? Size: ? Taste: good, strong flavor Disease Resistance: ? Notes: Similar to the common strain of chives, but bred for indoor growing. Excellent in greenhouses. Very productive when cut continuously. Sources: (where to buy) Nichols Results from My Garden: Haven’t tried this one yet.
Details Allium tuberosum also known as Chinese leeks Open-Pollinated: ? Color: garlic chives are available with white, mauve or yellow flowers Maturity: ? Size: broader leaves and larger flower head than common chives Taste: mild onion-garlic flavor Disease Resistance: ? Notes: Great companion plant – bees and other pollinators love garlic chives (all alliums, actually); I think it’s […]
Details Allium senescens var. “glaucum” Open-Pollinated: ? Type: ? Shape: ? Color: deep pink flowers Maturity: ? Size: ? Taste: ? Disease Resistance: ? Notes: Ornamental variety – not edible – still useful as a companion plant Sources: (where to buy) Results from My Garden:
Details Open-Pollinated: ? Type: ? Shape: ? Color: light purple-pink flowers Maturity: ? Size: ? Taste: mild onion flavor; great in salads, soups, potatoes, eggs, cheese, and fish dishes Disease Resistance: ? Notes: Sources: (where to buy) Common chives are widely available. Results from My Garden: I’ve always had a hard time getting my seeds […]
Easy to grow – virtually foolproof, chives are not bothered by diseases or pests. They make great borders to a walkway or flower garden, and are useful in the kitchen – both the flowers and the stems. Botanical Information Taxonomy Allium schoenoprasum – other alliums include onions, garlic, leeks and shallots. Alliums are part of Liliaceae, […]
This weekend I tried seed saving for the first time. I collected seeds for: cosmos marigolds South African Daisies Giant chives coreopsis Lavender Bergamot blanket flower echinacea bachelor buttons it’s quite a trick to recognize the seed in all of the debris of an old flower. Some of the plants aren’t ready yet…like my Maximilian sunflowers. I wasn’t […]