Garden, Plant, Cook!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Garlic and Potatoes - Time to plan for planting this fall and later

Dear Folks,

This is the time of year to start looking for 'seed potatoes' and garlic bulbs to plant.

SATURDAY - August 29th is "More Herbs, Less Salt Day" - another reason to get growing more flavorful herbs and foods in your garden!

Garlic is planted October 1st - no later than October 31st to achieve the nice heads for April harvest.

Potatoes are planted Early December and no later than late January (I traditionally plant my potatoes on January 1st to celebrate the new year).

NOTE: Sweet potatoes are planted the opposite time to Irish potatoes - you plants the sweets late May to early July for October/November harvest.

If you have not saved some potatoes or garlic heads for re-planting (I keep in separate cardboard boxes chilling out in my frig for re-planting later - and yes, they will sprout but that is just fine), I have several sources the I like for purchasing seed potatoes (these are small potatoes grown and harvested specifically for planting).

Baker Creek has a nice selection of garlic to choose from.

I've ordered great garlic and potatoes from Potato Garden before - they are not shipping until mid-October - just an FYI - they do not have a listed email right now -- 1-877-313-7783

I have also gotten organic potatoes from the markets for replanting out.  If large, cut into pieces with a couple of "eyes" on each piece and let air dry for a couple of days before planting out.

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My 2016 Desert Gardening Wall Calendar helps you be more successful in the garden with month-by-month planting info.

The calendar is now discounted 10% off the list price of $19.95.

The fall gardening info is helpful NOW!

Have a great day in the garden!

-- Catherine, The Herb Lady

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24th - Last Day For Shipping Discount

Dear Folks,

This is the last day to take advantage of the shipping discount by my publisher.

Enter code  FGA815 to receive free mail shipping or 50% off ground on my 2016 Wall Calendar or any of my books.

AND the calendar is 10% off until the end of September

-- Catherine, The Herb Lady