It’s been a whirlwind few months but here’s the net result: the Shafer family has finally made the move to Tennessee!
That means we’ll finally be getting our hands dirty, as up until this point my dad and step-mom handled planting, harvesting, and storing our first year crop of gourmet garlic — not to mention planting 99% of our second year crop.
We did make it to Tennessee in time for the planting of the last little bit of Italian Late garlic. Just a rough guesstimation, but we probably planted about 1,500-2,000 total cloves this fall of about 15 different varieties.
Here’s the full list of all the garlic types we have in the ground now:
Kettle River Giant
The Pyong Vang, Creole Red, Ajo Rojo, and Kettle River Giant are all new additions, with the others holdovers from our first crop.
In the long run I think we’ll be better off focusing on Creoles and a few of the Porcelains but for now we’re going to let them all do their thing and see how they do.