I grow around 40-50lbs each year in my garden as well! Next to a good beer NOTHING goes better with anything/everything than Garlic! I grill, roast, pickle, dry, etc. We even traveld out to New York state last fall for this: http://www.hopefarm.com/garlic.htm. If you love garlic this is an awesome event. I even thought this would tandem with a brew fest very well.orfy said:Is anyone passionate about garlic?
I eat it and grow it. I have 5 different types on the go.
I eat it raw roasted sauted minced and I dry it.
Not doing garlic beer though.
david_42 said:Should you ever get to San Fransisco, hit "The Stinking Rose" near Fisherman's Wharf. Start the meal with garlic bread. A pan of garlic cloves in olive oil, just tender enough to spread on the bread.
+1 I love garlic in pretty much everything especially using garlic,olive oil and soy sauce for Crust Flavoring on my homemade pizza.mr_stimey said:Garlic is essential in 90% of my cooking! I am obsessed.
It's not hard at all to grow. Just mulch it heavily with straw to keep the moisture levels consistent in the soil and you'll be in business. It goes into the ground before you get a freeze/winter so remember that in you plans.Melana said:We will have to try to grow garlic this year... I've got just the spot!
I'm with ya. I don't grow my own garlic, though I probably should. I do anxiously await the arrival of garlic at the farmer's market so I can get the hardneck varieties instead of the crap at the grocery store. It makes a world of difference.zoebisch01 said:At first I was like "What the heck am I going to do with it all!?!". Until I tasted the Hardneck varieties, and that was an amazing turning point in my understanding of the usefulness of Garlic. The flavor is so much better than the Softneck imo, (which a lot of it is grown in China btw). So I expanded my crop this year.
THAT"S IT! I am growing some. What is the best hardneck variety?Chad said:I'm with ya. I don't grow my own garlic, though I probably should. I do anxiously await the arrival of garlic at the farmer's market so I can get the hardneck varieties instead of the crap at the grocery store. It makes a world of difference.
That's kind of like asking what's the best maltcheezydemon said:THAT"S IT! I am growing some. What is the best hardneck variety?