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Dec 9, 2015 10:31 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
I planted about 40 varieties of common garlic. Some of them came out of the USSR. Very few of them produced seeds, so I culled most of them.

One variety that produces seeds somewhat reliably for me is PI540319. It's one of the Soviet varieties.

Another variety that I isolated this year is the seediest garlic that I ever grew. It produced about 6 seeds per flower stalk. Wow!!!!

Details at:

http://garden.lofthouse.com/true-garlic-seed.phtml
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/landrace-ga...
http://alanbishop.proboards.com/thread/5471?page=7

This is what the seeds turn into after one year:

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We remove bulbils to allow space and nutrients for the flowers. This is what that looks like after bulbil removal.

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And if we are lucky then a few seeds are formed...


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Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse

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