Tag: garlic

Planting season is here

We’re busy splitting bulbs into cloves and separate the largest for planting. Planting is well underway on Dragonfly Park – soil preparation and tilling, planting cloves, mulching, watering and fertilising.

more ploughing

I’m getting much better at straight lines 🙂 These 8 beds received more ploughing this morning ahead of being topped with manure and fertiliser. That’ll then be worked in with weekly ploughing and a few more topdressings before March planting. It’s not very interesting, not compared to planting / growing / harvesting, but all part …

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Black is the new black – for garlic

The process of creating black garlic involves precise temperature and climate controls for around six weeks, and transform garlic into a unique umami sensation. Umami, or savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). A loanword from the Japanese (うま味?), umami can be translated as “pleasant savory …

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Easy Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Recipe

It’s a simple equation: A cheese omelet, toast with butter, bacon, coffee, orange juice and these roasted potatoes with garlic equals a perfect breakfast. At least it does for me. It was also a can’t-miss morning after breakfast back in my bachelor days. Even girls who avoided carbs like the plague would ask for seconds …

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Simple garlic bread

Ingredients 1 loaf Italian bread 6 large cloves garlic, finely minced 6 tablespoons salted butter, softened 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped Directions Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Slice loaf lengthwise and lay open-faced. In a medium bowl, combine butter, garlic and parsley. Spread in a thick, even layer over both halves of loaf. Place both …

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Ploughing begins

The first of several garlic beds in Yass has had its first ploughing. It begins with marking out the site, then the ground is ploughed with a rotary hoe four times (up, back, left, right) to break it up just right. The rotary hoe is a great tool but the soil has to be right to …

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Early preparations

It’s never a case of just ‘plonk it in the ground and it’ll grow’! Garlic has quite specific soil and nutrient requirements, so to get the absolute best possible garlic we’re busy planning our garlic beds for the 2017 plantings. We’ve mapped out a new planting area that will receive plenty of sunshine, and now …

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