Welcome to Norwegian Creek Farm. This is our third year of growing garlic on farm land that has been in the family for over a hundred years. We are adjacent to Boundary Garlic, which is also on part of the family farm.

 

Over the years, there have been many different agricultural ventures carried out here, as crops and livestock were adjusted to the markets and opportunities of the day.

 

There has been everything from horses for the gold-rush days to dairy cattle, beef cattle and even chickens and turkeys at various times.

 

As well as managing our own garlic crop, we also work for Boundary Garlic (garlicfarm.ca) in all aspects of garlic production. I also used to grow garlic on a small acreage near Nelson,B.C., so am very familiar with the art and work of producing quality seed.

 

We are fortunate in that the fields have always been managed without herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers. We are now able to embark on a course of field preparation that will focus on cover crops to boost nutrients and build the organic matter in the soil. We have sufficient land that we are able to rotate the garlic crop into fresh soil every year and thus minimize soil-borne disease risks.

 

Garlic Bulbs

This year we have approximately 75 varieties of garlic planted. All of our seed garlic has originated from Boundary Garlic.

Not all varieties will be for sale this year as we assess how different varieties perform in our particular location.

 

We also have a large number of bulbils planted as well. We have some varieties in our bulbils collection that are not listed in the full-sized garlic, and we will be assessing these and adding them to our general sales in future years.

 

We have chosen not to add any more new varieties at this time until we have had a chance to assess the varieties that we do have. In the future, we will probably add a few varieties at a time as we cycle them through an isolation planting to ensure that they are healthy.

 

 

 

 

Garlic Bulbils

Garlic bulbils for sale are harvested from our regular crop of full sized plants. We choose the largest, earliest scapes in particular varieties and let them mature on the plant until they are ready to be harvested and dried for shipment.  A full selection of available bulbils can be accessed at the dropdown menu at the top of this page.

 

Bulbils will be available on the shopping cart from May1 until July 1. After that date we may be cutting scapes and bulbils will no longer be available. Approximate numbers of plantable bulbils per umbel can be found in the variety descriptions. Bulbils will be shipped complete with umbel after they have dried and are shipped at the same time as our regular garlic is shipped.