If plant your garlic in the Fall, like I do, sometime around June, your plants will start to send up scapes. Garlic scapes are long, cylindrical shoots that develop from the center of your plant and eventually create what looks like a gnome’s hat on the end. These scapes should be cut back, so the […]
One of the best ways to preserve and then eat scapes is to pickle them. Pickled garlic scapes are a “refrigerator pickle” which means there’s no traditional canning or processing. You simply add a vinegar mixture to the jar with the scapes and keep in a corner in your fridge for a few weeks.
These are so good. When we made these for the first time, they disappeared in about 5 minutes. They are best hot out of the oven while the cheese is still gooey. I’m not sure how they taste cold or reheated because they never last that long. Make sure you serve them with warm marinara […]
Growing garlic is super easy, and takes very little skill or input. Garlic is what is considered a cash crop for many people. Growing garlic is a low-effort way to make a little money on the side in your own backyard. Garlic’s requirements are modest – some well-rotted manure or compost, free draining soil, some […]
Garlic has been touted as a cash crop. Rumors say it sells for as much as $16/lb! A tenth of an acre of elephant garlic, for example, can earn you as much as $40,000!! Here’s everything you need to know to get started growing garlic.
We love Garlic and eat it most nights – it is so healthy and delicious too. There are so many health benefits if you eat Garlic. We run a Garlic farm, in addition to our homestead, and this year we will be harvesting over 23,000 bulbs. We preserve it in a variety of ways and […]