Garlic- Red Russian

This is just one of the dozen that we planted in Oct!

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Normally I save my own Garlic to plant but the Garlic Rust was so rampant last year I didn’t want to take any chances so I ordered fresh seed from Salt Spring Island.

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It worked out well! We used the Scapes for pesto …

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and we have a bumper crop of lovely large bulbs , which have been cured and cleaned  for storage!

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The rust hit again this year but much later , in June, so I’m going to try using our own again for  planting in the fall  🙂

2 thoughts on “Garlic- Red Russian

    1. I had never heard of it till last year, when our plants were infected, it only occurs on the foliage of the plant, you can still eat the bulbs. When it starts early in the season, like last year,it severely inhibits the growth of them so most were pretty small.

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