2006 Garlic and Red Shallots Advance Order

Hi, we are accepting advance orders for our 2006 Garlic and Red Shallot harvest. My family has both soft and hardneck garlic available. Good strains that we have been experimenting with in our garden now for a few years.
Garlic and Red Shallots cost 7.00 a pound plus shipping. One pound of Garlic or Red Shallots shipped USPS Priority Mail plus Delivery Confirmation is about 5.00, or a little more, depending on your zip code. No beefed up handling charges. Once again, shipping is cost only.
Our Garlic and Red Shallots are free of any chemical additives. No chlorine water either, the garden is watered by the rain and our well.
Elsewhere, you'll easily pay 16.00 or more a pound for Certified Organic Garlic. We don't want the paperwork hassle nor the extra expense of becoming "Certified Organic".
We respond via email with payment address to people interested in buying our produce. Checks that hit our Galway, New York post office box and PAYPAL customers receive an email confirmation that we have your order.
Harvesting is at the end of August, and shipment is early to mid September. Notification, including your USPS Delivery Confirmation tracking number, is sent when we ship your order. Payment envelopes received after we sell out are refused and returned to sender. Basically, the early bird gets the worm. Thanks for your interest. Randy Reynolds snipped-for-privacy@aol.com or snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Why would I want to buy from someone who, out of the blue, posts a lengthy advert to a non-commercial newsgroup? An AOL account does not inspire confidence.
(Sorry; other folks will likely be much less polite).
Gary Woods AKA K2AHC- PGP key on request, or at home.earthlink.net/~garygarlic Zone 5/6 in upstate New York, 1420' elevation. NY WO G
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Well Gary, you read the lengthy post. Confindence with an aol account? I guess you could be right, but you aren't as I'm small time and enjoy what I do. People are interested in finding produce or seed stock that isn't full of garbage chemicals. Thanks for the tip tho, Randy
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You can get Organic garlic heads for a helluva lot less than that at Whole Foods or Sun Harvest.
Peel the outer "paper" off then soak the bottom of the head in some water with daily water changes until the cloves start to separate and sprout.
Then pull the cloves apart and plant them.
It's not rocket science and you do not have to pay an arm and a leg for "certified" organic.
Sun harvest and Whole Foods also sell organic red shallots. I'm not sure of the price but it sure as hell is not $7.00 per lb. plus shipping. :-(
Organic produce sections in specific grocery stores are your friend, and you CAN plant it! I do it all the time saving seeds from winter squashes and pumpkins too.
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Different strokes; all that: There are different types of garlic, and they need different treatment. My personal page, in the .sig below, has the basics, and even a spreadsheet of what I grow. I do think there's some merit in having known varieties, especially if you're obsessive-compulsive. No, I don't have any for sale, though I do trades through the Seed Saver's Exchange.
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Thanks! I can always use more hints on growing garlic. :-)
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I see the merit in you letting them sprout prior to planting. I have also read that removing the outer layer/layers from the cloves can help eliminate disease, which makes sense. However, I cannot see myself doing that with my volume. There is enough work involved already as you well know. Have you tried pickling bell peppers with garlic? That's a good tip from me. Randy
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Personal preference maybe... You are correct, but I find I get a higher survival rate if they are sprouting for me first. :-)
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I pay $1.49 per lb. at My Thanh.
They grow just fine and I grow them organically, then re-plant my splits. ;-)
Sorry, but that is an assinine price......
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Wish I had a My Thanh in my area. Randy "welcome to earth" -Will Smith
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No Sun Harvest of Whole Foods?
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