Let’s Talk Hardneck Garlic
Hardneck garlic! GEG member Terry Thorson will share with us her adventures with hardneck garlic ordering, planting, growing, harvesting, storing, and eating (storage prep options for future meals) your garlic. Have you tried your hand at growing garlic? What are the types of garlic? Do you have a favorite recipe for this savory ingredient? Would anyone like to join me, Terry, on presenting this topic? Let me know!
Do you have tried and true expertise with a garden vegetable or fruit? We’d love to hear that too.
Jane Blash has graciously offered to share the outdoor space at her home for us to meet safely. Please bring a chair, your beverage, and plants to share. Also, Jane kindly requests that you wear a mask if you need to go inside the house. There will be a plant exchange under the tree on the left side of Jane’s driveway prior to the meeting. Plus, see Jane’s most amazing handmade (“son-made”) potting bench! Jane will provide coffee and a table for any shared food. Light, packaged snacks are encouraged — sealed packages of trail mix, muffins, crackers — and fruit such as bananas and oranges. We wish to be safe and respectful of each other; we are respectful of individual requests to be socially-distanced and meeting outdoors at this time.
9:00am: Plant exchanges, potting bench viewing (!), socially-distanced conversation, and snacks
9:30am: Greetings/introductions and garlic presentation
We wish to be safe and respectful of each other; we are respectful of individual requests to be socially-distanced and meeting outdoors at this time.
NOTE: In case of inclement weather, this event may be canceled. If skies are overcast and iffy, we will hold the meeting. We can move into Jane’s garage in the case of light drizzle. The meeting will not be held in the event of hard rain or thunder/lightning. Please check the GEG website or Facebook page by 8:15am the day of the meeting for cancellation notice.
Plant Exchange: Under the tree on the left side of Jane’s driveway prior to the meeting
Directions: Warning — GPS has been known to guide people inaccurately once they enter the development!
From Route 480 or Route 34: At the 4-way stop in Shepherdstown at the corner of German and Duke Streets, turn onto Shepherdstown Pike (Route 45 west) toward Martinsburg. Go 2 miles. (You will pass by the 7-Eleven on your left, and the road will begin to slope downward.) At the bottom of the slope, make a left turn onto Winebrenner Road.
*Go a short distance on Winebrenner (about a quarter of a mile) and take the SECOND left onto S. Keller Farm Road (at the brick entry sign “The Point”).
**Come straight up the hill to the stop-sign and turn left onto Belmeade Way. Our house, 272 Belmeade Way, is straight ahead on the cul d’sac. It’s the only cedar house in the development.
From Martinsburg: Take Route 45 Martinsburg/Shepherdstown Pike toward Shepherdstown. After you cross the county line into Jefferson County, begin to look for Winebrenner Road on your right. Winebrenner is at the very bottom of the steep slope. (Go slowly so you don’t end up in Rocky Marsh Creek as you make this right turn.) *Continue as above.
From Martinsburg via Route 9: If you’re coming from Martinsburg from the Opequon Exit off Route 9 and coming along Winebrenner from the opposite direction, make your way to Winebrenner (I don’t know the names of these various roads). Stay on Winebrenner for a significant distance. Once you pass the cell tower on your left, begin looking for “The Point” entry sign on your right and turn here. **Continue as above.
Parking: Park along Belmeade Road including in the cul d’sac. Please avoid parking in the driveway or in front of the mailbox.