hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Weather and Garden stuff

Here's a quick answer from Seeds of Change.  The softneck grows and stores
better in the hot and humid South so I like to use it.  I have braided
softneck and hung it in the kitchen where I use it daily.  Most of the
time, it lasts until my next crop.  The hardneck does not.  Also, I have
found that if you harvest the garlic just as the leaves bend to the ground
and before they turn brown, the garlic seems to last longer.

From Seeds of Change:
Hardneck varieties: Large easy-peeling cloves form around a stiff woody
stem. Rich aromatic flavor is not too spicy. Once the garlic begins to grow
the curling tops can be removed for a culinary treat and to increase
production. These are the preferred garlics for more northern climates.
Typically can be stored 3 to 6 months. 

Softneck varieties: Otherwise known as braiding garlics, these varieties do
not produce a flower spike. They are more productive and adaptable to
warmer climates than the hardneck type and generally have a spicier flavor.
Softnecks can be stored for a year or more under proper conditions.

> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 10/17/2006 6:43:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather and Garden stuff
> Bonnie, what's the difference between "hard neck" and "soft neck" 
> garlic? I'm unfamiliar with the terms [even after reading Stanley 
> Crawford's "Garlic Testament"].
> On Oct 17, 2006, at 1:30 PM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:
> > At last, we picked up a sycamore that we bought last spring and got it
> > and a river birch (Betula nigra) planted just in time to catch some of
> > the rain that is now coming our way. The spot for the sycamore was hard
> > digging but we wanted to get it on the river bank. I love having a nice
> > soaking rain after planting. Also, got my softneck garlic, Chilean
> > Silver and Lorz Italian, and one hardneck, Persian Star, in. This year,
> > I decided to plant them near the raspberry bed since the garlic is
> > supposed to keep down Japanese Beetles.
> >
> >
> > While cleaning out the veggie bed for the garlic, I harvested the last
> > of green beans and included them in a chicken pot pie for supper. I 
> > also
> > have some raspberries continuing to ripen...not that sweet since the
> > temperatures have been lower.
> >
> >
> > Hope those with flooding are seeing the ground now and no one has been 
> > impacted by the tornadoes.
> >
> >
> > Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
> > Remember: The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
> >
> >
> 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]
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement