The "get his dirty off them" was likely a best practice just. Just like a new chicken can bring diseases or parasites to a flock, new plants can bring diseases and pests to a garden.I planted my walking onions in a pot we had. Added some good dirt. The gent they came from had me get his dirt off them and said use mine ? google gave me the rest.
I had success this past season with store bought. It was a hardneck variety form Spain. I purchased some at farmer's markets and my MIL gave me some she got from a store near her. I am still going to try to get a bag of hardneck from a local produce store just to up my numbers but this method does work.PSA: Anybody still needing garlic, the only place I've seen not sold out yet is Stark Bros.
My planted seeds and garlic cloves have not shown themselves yet, but we shall see what happens over the next several days.
I've done it RIGHT before it frosts or immediately after. Frost is LATE here this year.I’ll be happy if I get even a 10th of the sweet potatoes that they did!
My leaves and vines are still green so I haven’t tried to dig them up yet.
Not sure when I’m supposed to dig them up for sure.
I also always like having an experimental crop in the garden. The Jerusalem artichokes and garlic were the new crops this year. They both did well. The JAs were very low maintenance and produced VERY well. Something to try if you haven't before.I do like to try something new every year. Any recommendations are welcome.