select the best to continue growing and eat the rest. if you don't want to go through the work of peeling all those little cloves of garlic you can always eat them as green garlic (digging them up before they start getting a hard/dry tunic). ultimately what i do with many garlic and onions that i cannot plant or eat is turn them into worm food by burying them deep in a garden or i use them as worm food for the small worm farm i keep. it seems the worms really do like garlic and onions as much as i do.
Hi, I have not seen a lot of activity on this page, but I'm not sure if there is anywhere else to post this. I have five new varieties that were grown from seed I got from Garlicana and Ivan Buddenhagen. Two of them formed bulbs last year and I will have some extra cloves or bulbs I would be willing to trade with someone else who has seeds, cloves that have been grown out from TGS, or a known seed producing garlic. I am looking to get as much genetic diversity as I can as I continue to try an produce TGS. If you are interested let me know. Also, are there any other forums that are active in discussing TGS. Thanks.
hello joeyd it is pretty quiet here and i'm not sure how many search sites index this site, but at least you have your post now made and people will see it.
i only grow one type of garlic and it has never had seeds on it - there are flowers in the scapes among the bulbules so i'm not sure it would cross with any of your seeded types of garlic.
i would be happy to take samples of seeds and pass them along to others at the next seed swap (quite some time away for me as they usually are held in February) or anyone i meet at the garden club or locally who'd like them. unfortunately i do not have freezer storage space so i'm not sure how long they would be viable for if held at room temperatures? if they are like onion seeds they should be ok for a few years? it is probably too late for me to plant bubules but i could try if you put two in each seed sample along with the names. i can always find a spot for them to plant. the garlic seeds i'll have to wait some time before i can plant them because i'm now getting into prime bean planting season and i need to get all my beans in the ground to grow before i start any other projects so your seeds would not get planted until later this summer (as they would naturally be planted).
i do not practice crop isolation techniques here very well so if you'd rather send your limited samples to someone else that would be ok with me too. i grow chives, green onions, and five or six other onions (i like the flowers and so do the bees), but for the moment i'm not a large grower, just learning and exploring how to grow these plants and seeing what happens.
my own adventures in growing onions from seeds are on-going and i have now either a walking onion or an onion-garlic cross or some kind of cross or oddity that came in the onion sets i planted many years ago. this is my first season replanting those tiny bulbules and seeds (i had onions that had both seeds and bulbules on the top). since this was such an odd thing to see i made sure to harvest those and to keep those seeds and bulbules apart from all my other onion seeds and projects. so i'm interested to see what happens next. either a walking onion, a mutt, or garlic i'm not sure how this one will turn out.
i spend far more time on other websites called theeasygarden dot com and the sister site called sufficientself dot com as there is a lot more going on there and also it is because i started there years before i'd found this site.
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joeyd Dr Buddenhagen has retired and is no longer selling tgs and Avram seems to be the only person selling it commercially. However, there is a garlic grower named Mark in Missouri who has been growing true garlic seed for many years that you may wish to contact. He is a no nonsense person and extremely knowledgeable and generous. You;may wish to contact him via fb www.facebook.com/GatewayGarlic/
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