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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 24, 2016 6:44 AM CST
I am not quite ready but will soon begin to contact my previous garlic purchasers by email. Be on the lookout for that email.

For you who are previous buyers, you know that I take pre-orders but never accept money with those pre-orders. Pervious buyers are first in line for the garlic. I never know how much garlic I will have since growing conditions in the spring dictate on how much is harvested. Not only do I typically sell out of all the garlic in a two week period but I also end up being unable to fill some orders (that are further down the pecking-order).

For those NEW BUYERS, send me a T-Mail if you have interest in my garlic and I will get back in touch with you. For those PREVIOUS BUYERS, if you like, you can send me a T-Mail to indicate either your interest or lack of such.
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Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
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ivyplantsnyc
Mar 25, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Count me in for this year.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 25, 2016 11:48 AM CST
I have you on my list, Ivy.

What's going on in your (retired) life?
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Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
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ivyplantsnyc
Mar 25, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Hello Ken. Relaxing a little with lots of paperwork for a new retiree to stay busy. Have an overwhelming job of decluttering this apartment after working for forty one years. Planning to finally go to the Orchid show in the Bronx next week at the New York Botanical Gardens. Hope to stroll thru the Orchidelirium which ends April 17th. The video inviting people to visit is really beautiful and I receive reminder notifications almost daily on Facebook. Can't miss this event. Don't plan to buy anything because I don't know what buy. I am attracted to Orchids with interesting leaves though. Taking my tablet which picks up the beautiful colors for what I understand will be thousands of Orchids.

Ivy
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 25, 2016 12:51 PM CST
That's going to be a real treat, Ivy. Take lots of pictures and be sure you post the best ones on the Orchid forum here on ATP. Everyone always enjoys seeing the eye-candy from those exhibits.
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Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
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ivyplantsnyc
Mar 25, 2016 1:41 PM CST
Will take photos even though I won't know what I am looking at. Just the beauty of it all will capture my attention. Might be able to buy an affordable orchid pot if I see some.

Ivy
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 25, 2016 3:20 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Frillylily
Mar 26, 2016 11:16 AM CST
Ken do you have a link to the previous thread where you explained the different kinds you sell? I am in zone 6 and I need a garlic that stores well and will do good here. What do you recommend for me? I am looking for garlic partially to eat, and mostly to use in my deer deterrent spray. I figure that gets kind of pricey if I am using alot of it and why not grow it myself?
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 26, 2016 11:50 AM CST
Good thinking when it comes to growing it for your own use, @frillylily. In May, 2015, I had published three separate articles on Garlic. There was simply too much information to put into one or even two articles. You might want to take a look at those articles, "Garlic I, II, and III.

I seldom grow the same varieties year over year. My wife and I like to try different ones (taste-wise) and sometimes, a certain variety simply doesn't perform well in the garden. Thus, I never know from year-to-year what I will grow, or for that matter, what varieties that were planted in the fall will produce a good enough harvest to actually sell. Understand, I am a small fish compared to the large commercial growers.

Certainly, the hardneck varieties will do well for you. I have had numerous customers (some ATP subscribers and some not) tell me that they are in zones 4-6, and that their softneck variety(s) did very well. I even had a fellow who just had to plant Creole garlic, and he lived in the upper Midwest. He swears that the Creole grew well and had the expected pungency and flavor that people pay a premium to get. He mulched with stray. I guess I am saying that other than in extremely "vicious" climates, and for those willing to do some mulching with leaves/hay/straw, there may be little in the way of restrictions for y'all in zone 6.
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Frillylily
Mar 26, 2016 4:38 PM CST
ok I guess maybe I don't understand fully. You said you grow different varieties from year to year, does that mean they don't come back? I was thinking I could grow what I need for use, re-plant the increase and it would come back the next year. ? I will check out the articles, I don't really don't know a thing about garlic.

Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 26, 2016 4:46 PM CST
When garlic is planted, it will be a single clove from the bulb. A bulb can have anywhere from 6 to 20 cloves. Those single cloves are planted in early November here, but you would probably plant yours early to mid-October. They will then over-winter. In late spring (mid-May to mid-June) I will harvest my garlic. You will perhaps harvest yours 2-4 weeks later than I. Those single cloves will have grown into bulbs. When you dig those bulbs up.............that's it. There will be no more garlic in the ground. It would do no good to leave any bulbs behind. They would probably just rot in the ground. After you harvest, you will simply store those bulbs. Then in the fall, you will repeat what you did the previous year, planting single cloves from your bulbs.

I hope this makes sense. If not, tell me, ask some questions, and I will do my best to clarify.
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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Mar 26, 2016 4:49 PM CST
Hi Ken,
I would like to try some this year . The easiest one you have to grow please Whistling

Thanks,Shannon
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Mar 26, 2016 4:51 PM CST
I have you on my contact list. I will see what grew the best for me (won't know till harvest) and pick one of those for you, Shannon. Thanks for your interest.
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Frillylily
Mar 26, 2016 4:55 PM CST
ok so in short, I do not have to re-buy them every year, I can use my own starts again? I am also looking for Walking Onions if anyone has those. You know the ones that have the green tops you eat... like green onions.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Mar 26, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Correct. You can store, divide the bulbs, and plant your own cloves year after year.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 26, 2016 9:21 PM CST
Frillylily, i can grow softneck and Creole garlic way up here in the north (although I'm sure the bulbs do not get as large as they do further south), so they should do fine for you (they store much better than the hardneck). What I really love about hardneck garlic is the size of the individual cloves, which is usually much larger than with the softneck types. I particularly like the variety "Music," which has only 4-6 cloves per bulb but they are large!
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Name: Arlene
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florange
Mar 27, 2016 6:01 AM CST
Definitely interested, Ken! Best garlic I've ever had.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 27, 2016 6:44 AM CST
I have you down for garlic, Arlene. You were actually the first ATP subscriber to throw a hat into the ring. I will contact you in 4-6 weeks to get an idea of what and how much you want. Thanks.

I am sending you a T-Mail.
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Frillylily
Mar 27, 2016 3:20 PM CST
Ken, do you have your prices posted somewhere? or the varieties you will have available this year? I am thinking I want a variety package, try several kinds the first year and see what I like. ?
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gardenglory
Apr 3, 2016 5:46 PM CST
Im in again.

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