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We only guarantee that the garlic seed we sell is in good, viable condition when we sell it. However, because it will deteriorate quickly over time (within weeks), we expect you to plant it without any delay.
Please note that we do not guarantee your success growing garlic as there are too many variables beyond our control to be able to do so.
We cannot and will not, under any circumstances, accept any responsibility for the many growing and climatic conditions (soil preparation, fertilization, weed and pest control, temperature control, irrigation…etc.) that must be met to ensure the success of your crop.
We strive to bring you good-sized, reasonably priced garlic seed, not the most cosmetically desirable bulbs (which may be available at twice our price from our competitors). Our garlic seed has been harvested mechanically, possibly showing some marks on it as a result.
This being said, we are so confident that you will be satisfied with our garlic, that if any bulb you receive does not meet your expectations, you can return any un-cracked bulbs for a refund, excluding shipping costs (either way) within 3 (three) days of your purchase, or delivery, whichever is later, to request an exchange or a refund.
Accordingly, please inspect your entire garlic shipment upon arrival, as you must notify us of any problem within 3 (three) days of purchase, or delivery, whichever is later, to request an exchange or a refund.
Please read our full Garlic Germination Limited Guarantee here.
We have assembled a great selection of gourmet, garlic varieties for you to choose from. Garlic is easy to grow and very rewarding, not to mention delicious to cook with. We've searched the continent for the best varieties and negotiated low prices for you.
This season, we will have all the same varieties of garlic that we’ve sold over the last 5 years, but most of them will no longer be certified organic, as they have been in the past. Our main grower is now growing on new land and it will take several years to get it certified. We do have several varieties that are certified organic this year, including Chesnok, Killarney Red, Lahontan White, Early White and a new variety: Inchelium Red
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There are two main families of garlic: Softnecks and Hardnecks. Depending on the flavor you’re looking for (hardnecks usually have stronger flavors) or the shelf life you desire (softnecks generally store longer), you’ll be able to find what you want.
One lb of garlic seed equals approx. a 25' row with 4" spacing between plants. For most garlics, expect an optimum 10 lb yield for every lb planted.
Garlic is exceptionally winter-hardy. Fall is the time to plant for best yields and highest quality bulbs. Generally the best months to plant are September to October. In very cold areas, plant by mid-October, and protect your crop with a thick layer of mulch such as straw. November is late to plant garlic, December is marginal. Expect to harvest it in June–July.
Garlic needs fertile soil with good drainage. Take care not to plant garlic or onions in the same place you've previously grown them for at least 3 years to reduce the potential for white rot and other diseases.
Growing Instructions Included with every order or simply download the PDF on Garlic Planting and Growing Guide.
Read our Blog Customers and Peaceful Valley staff share their garlic growing knowledge at groworganic.com/organic-gardening