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Re: is hort--now garlic


Well, I just (out of ignorance) popped the cloves into the ground.  
Guess I'll just have to see if I get anything. What varieties do you  
plant? Hard or soft neck?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Oct 19, 2005, at 7:12 PM, Rich Apking wrote:

> Hi Jim,
>
> The baking soda water is to loosen the clove covers, and the  
> alcohol will
> help protect the garlic and the garden soil from pathogens.  At  
> least that's
> the theory; I've done that for the past 3 years and my garlic has  
> been quite
> nice.  Nice enough to take a blue ribbon at the fair!  speaking aof  
> fair,
> fare well in the upcoming storm Jim, do everything to stay safe.   
> I'd still
> like to hear from you next week.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 6:52 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] is hort--now garlic
>
>
> Rich, please explain the purposes and techniques of the baking soda
> soak and alcohol dip.
>
> On Oct 19, 2005, at 7:42 PM, Rich Apking wrote:
>
>
>> Hi Ceres,
>>
>> Sure do, but they don't seem to be as bad as last year, hopoe I  
>> didn't
>> jinx
>> that.  Planted my garlic today, went through the whole ritual, soaked
>> the
>> cloves in baking soda water, and then in an alcohol dip prior to
>> planting,
>> even fertilized the planting bed.  I'm just so proud,LOL.  Talk to  
>> you
>> later, Rich
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>> Behalf Of Cersgarden@aol.com
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:29 AM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] is hort down?
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 10/18/05 10:35:53 PM, red4@omni-tech.net writes:
>>
>>
>>
>>> some of the bugs are dead
>>> from the frost last week
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Rich, do you have the Asian lady beetles that move in after the beans
>> have
>> been harvested?   Ugh, they are terrible.   They bite, smell &  
>> leave a
>> stain
>> if
>> smashed.   I understand, after talking with a grape grower/wine maker
>> they
>> are
>> a real problem for them.   If I is collected with the grapes they  
>> have
>> a chg
>> of wine taste.   The grower said both he & his son, who are in  
>> business
>> together, ate a beetle to know what they taste like.   He said they
>> taste
>> just like
>> they smell :-( Yuch
>>      Ceres
>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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