Mirboo Farm Garlic
At Mirboo Farm our planting for 2021 includes six varieties – drawn from five of the ‘Garlic families’ or cultivar groups grown in Australia.
White Crookneck (silver medal in 2020 Australian Food Awards) and Monaro Purple
Italian Late. Continuing our planting. Now into our fifth year.
For eight years we have been refining our plantings of Spanish Roja and Rojo de Castro (both winning multiple Australian Food Award medals. To these heroes, we have added a French Creole, now in its third year of development.
These varieties have strong, hot, long-lasting flavors. They are mid sized, long-storing . . . . and potent.
At Golden Creek, we enjoy more than 1000cm of rainfall a year . . . .and (most years) when it doesn’t rain, it drips off the trees. However, in summer temperatures can often rise above 35 degrees Celsius for days on end.
We hand plant and tend our 2,000 sq metre garlic plantation. Carefully formed beds are wrapped in weed gunnel (bio degradable cloth – a certified organic input) to minimise weed growth and retain soil warmth. Directly after harvest we plant a green manure crop, and add organic nutrients as required prior to planting and throughout the growing season.
We are chemical free. We do not use pesticides or herbicides.
It all adds up to more delicious, healthy garlic. And to a more delicious and healthy you!!!!