Pre Order For Fall Planting
Buy California Grown CCOF Certified Organic Garlic Seeds Online
Welcome to Basaltic Garlic Farm
CCOF Certified Organic Garlic Varieties For Sale
One of the best features of our organic garlic farm is working with nature, using our agricultural practices to promote a thriving, living ecosystem. This practice harmonizes and unlocks nature’s nutrients in our volcanic sandy loam soil. This passion for soil and natural systems ensures that our 100% USDA and CCOF-certified organic garlic is nutrient-dense and pest (and pesticide!) free.
Top-quality Heirloom Garlic Shop: Purchase Garlic Bulbs For Planting & Eating
You can Pre-Order any of our Garlic Now for Fall Shipping.
We fill our Orders on First Come, First Served Basis.
Certified Organic Garlic Grown Fertilizer & Pesticide Free
Our diverse cover crop mixes eliminate the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Cover crops will activate life in the soil; plant root exudates are substances that plants and insects release. When balanced, they work together to stimulate, unlock and maintain our thriving microbiology. When you open what is naturally in the ground, your crop receives maximum nutrients; this practice provides our garlic with the best flavor compounds and is fully enhanced. Our fields are alive with millions of beneficial insects that keep our garlic healthy and pest free.
Basaltic Farms Company Reviews
Have A Question About Basaltic Garlic Farms Or Our Organic Garlic?
We only sell the best of the best certified organic garlic to our customers, and we only use organic farming methods; our farm practices exceed USDA Standards. Further, we only use sustainable agriculture practices unlocking our nutrition-rich land. Our soil is a perfect blend of volcanic sandy loam with a bit of clay because this allows us to grow beautiful garlic. Our farm is in beautiful Lassen County, 7 miles east of McArthur, California.
Basaltic Organic Garlic FAQ
How many seeds of garlic are in one pound?
- Sicilian garlic bulbs – contain between 12 to 18 seeds. A pound contains between 7 to 11 bulbs.
- Inchelium garlic bulbs – contain between 12 to 18 seeds. A pound contains between 7 to 11 bulbs.
- Chesnok garlic bulbs – contain between 12 to 18 seeds. A pound contains between 7 to 11 bulbs.
- Music garlic bulbs – contain between 5 to 7 seeds. A pound contains between 4 to 5 bulbs.
- Baby garlic bulbs – contain between 10 to 15 seeds. A pound contains between 25 to 26 bulbs.
How much garlic will I need to plant 1 acre?
It is recommend between 800 to 1000 lbs per acre. Give us call to help you plan out your farm. 707-849-0590
How long does it take to grow garlic?
When grown under the right conditions, garlic typically takes nine months to mature. Garlic grows best when it receives at least six hours of full sun daily and one inch of water per week.
Do you peel garlic before planting?
Yes you must remove the outer skins of the main garlic bulb first. This is also called cracking garlic. This allows you to break apart the seeds/cloves. You will notice that each seed also has a natural protective paper it is best NOT to remove the paper on the seed. So please leave in place the papery skin that covers each clove. If you do accidently remove the paper on the seed, the garlic will still grow just fine. Choose the largest cloves from the bulb for planting and eat the smaller seeds.
What’s the difference between seed garlic and eating garlic?
All garlic is edible. Seeds and cloves are the same thing. Our certified organic seed garlic is of higher quality and is suitable for both planting and eating.
When do you plant garlic seeds?
In the USA is it best to plant between October to December and 2 to 4 weeks before the first frost. You can plant after a freeze it is just bit more work.
What time of year is garlic harvested?
Garlic requires nine months to fully mature. It will generally be ready to harvest around mid-June to mid-Aug depending on your region.
What is the difference between soft and hard neck garlic?
The main difference is that Hardneck garlic makes flowers also called scapes. Softnecks do not make flowers. Scapes are also edible and as more people find out about them, the market demand rises. Unfortunately scapes only grow for about two to three weeks of the year. They begin to appear about eight to ten weeks before the garlic reaches maturity. Scapes are best when fresh and consumed quickly. As they age, older than three weeks they lose there tenderness and become hard and woody. When the flower forms it will make two or three curls as it reaches skyward. It has a mild garlic flavor and is used in egg dishes, home fried potatoes or substituted for green beans. Some chefs even make scape ice cream so there are no limits to there usage.