How to Grow Garlic Commerically for Small and Medium Producers
Garlic, How to Grow It is a facilitated, comprehensive, pragmatic online course for small & medium commercial growers. It tells you how to grow garlic in Australia's suitable climate areas.
You start with the "garlic basics" so that you understand plant anatomy, growing needs and the varieties available. You then learn to systematically prepare to grow, plant, harvest and dry your crop. It's a cradle to grave kind of course that should get you started as a grower regardless of whether you are growing a few plants or a few thousand.
- The different garlic groups - yes all garlic is not the same
- The anatomy of garlic - understanding the garlic plant and how it grows
- What garlic to plant and when to plant it
- How much to plant
- Purchasing seed stock
- Preparing the soil
- Planting and managing your crop
- Pests and Diseases
- Drying and Curing
You can enroll at any time, especially during your garlic growing cycle & stay enrolled for up to 9 months, or more. The course uses text, images, video and interaction with an expert growers and your fellow students to help you learn to grow garlic successfully and apply what you learn to your own growing conditions.
Bronwyn Richards and Helen Lynch, of Wynlen House, conveners of the Braidwood Garlic Growers Group, Landcare Champion of NSW 2017 in Innovation and Farm Management, and long term garlic growers, are your facilitators and will be online with you while you learn (along with other growers also learning to grow garlic successfully). They share their expertise and experience in garlic growing, so that you can start to grow successfully.
to ask questions, join discussions and actively seek information and feedback as you work through the course materials.
You can enroll at any time and stay enrolled for at least 7 months, or more if you need it. It wont matter whether you are growing for yourself, your family or for the local farmers market. We think Garlic is one of the most remarkable plants on the planet and we look forward to making garlic growing your specialty.
Garlic is not suitable for growing in equatorial or tropical climates