Andrea Cross

White rot is an invasive fungus that every garlic grower needs to be aware of!
The last of my series of posts discussing the different types of gourmet garlic will explore Artichokes, the giants of the garlic world!
Silverskins are an ideal garlic for braiding and long-term storage!
Is your growing season a bit too short for gourmet garlic? Turban garlic cultivars may be the solution!
Originating from Spain, Creole garlics can be difficult to grow but are highly regarded for their delicious taste!
Asiatic garlic cultivars may be difficult to find, but their great taste and easy-growing nature make them a great choice for garlic lovers and growers alike!
Garlic will keep for months if properly cured, allowing you to enjoy it all winter long!
Your gourmet garlic bulbs are finally out of the ground. Now it's time to prep them for curing!
It's that time of year again! In this post I discuss how and when to harvest your garlic.
Introducing glazed purple stripes, the beauty queens of the garlic world!
In this post, I'll be discussing the Marbled Purple Stripe garlic variety, also known as the 'everyman' of the garlic world!
Garlic scape season is nearly here. Learn how and when to cut the scapes to maximize the size of your gourmet garlic bulbs, and also how to use them as a delicious and versatile vegetable!
Ever wondered what ancient garlic tasted like? Try a Purple Stripe cultivar!
Do you eat garlic for its health benefits? Choose a Porcelain cultivar for maximum impact!
In the second of this series of blog posts, I'll be discussing what are arguably the caviar of the garlic world: Rocamboles!
Gourmet garlic can be roughly separated into two categories: hardneck and softneck. This post discusses some of the differences between them.
Often at a farmers market you'll see garlic designated as 'gourmet.' But what does this mean? Is it a marketing gimmick? Or is there actually something special behind the name?
In the last few years, gourmet black garlic has become an in-demand culinary ingredient. But what exactly is it? And what can you do with it?
If you eat raw garlic for its health benefits but find it difficult to consume, garlic oil can be an effective alternative. You can even make it at home!
Pickled garlic is both delicious and easy to make. Ever wondered why pickled garlic turns blue? Find out here!
Another easy way to enjoy the fresh taste of gourmet garlic year-round is with these convenient cubes!
Learn how to dehydrate gourmet garlic so you can enjoy it year-round.It takes only a few simple steps to turn fat, juicy bulbs into crunchy, golden chips!
The fifth and final post in the series on Growing Gourmet Garlic, which discusses how to space, plant, and mulch over your cloves.
The fourth blog of the series Growing Gourmet Garlic discusses the separation of the bulbs into cloves, and how to select which cloves to plant. Time to get cracking!
The third blog of the series Growing Gourmet Garlic discusses when to plant your garlic and how to prepare your soil.
The second blog of the series Growing Gourmet Garlic discusses choosing which bulbs to use for planting stock.
This is the first in a 5-part series of blogs on the process and issues involved in plating gourmet garlic. Part 1 discusses options for acquiring seed and also provides information regarding calculating the amount of seed required.
It's Easter Time, and one's thought's naturally turn to Hot Cross Buns (at least mine do), those yeasty, spicy little treats with the cross on top.

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