Planted 21 cloves of Russian Red from Pinetree on October 8, 2019 and dug the last of our garlic on July 3, 2020. Nearly 100% germination before the depths of winter and overwintered under straw mulch as expected. Pulled 21 nice bulbs from the ground and managed to damage zero, so all good for storage, currently hanging from a tree drying. Very pleased with these nice little tight bulbs. They dwarf a bit next to the German Extra Hardy, but I love the zingy flavor. Back to order more!
Great shipping. Will know more next year when I harvest it.
My neighbors d@mned dog dug up and ate my garlic. What half destroyed pods that I managed to get, showed that the garlic had sprouted, and a nice root system had started. . Fenced in raised beds didn't stop that dog. . I will try Russian Red garlic again next fall. Pinetree's garlic starts were excellent and reasonably priced. I have been buying Pinetree's products for years, thank you for being a company I trust.
I planted the garlic in October can see some of then coming up, the garlic will not be ready to pick until July I am pleased with the product I received.
It was easy to plant. Right now, it's covered with straw waiting for spring. Stay tuned