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RE: Weather and Garden stuff

Not Bonnie, but the hardneck type of garlic is generally grown here in Z-5
and North, you can plant it in the fall and a freeze doesn't seem to hurt
it.  The softneck varieties are grownmore often in the South.  Most of the
garlic grown in California, for instance, is of the softneck variety.  A
real good source of information is an outfit called "Gormet Garlic".  My
garlic was just planted yesterday, we'll see how long it takes for the
little green shoots to appear.  Rich in Z-5

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 5:40 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
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
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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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