If your questions aren’t answered here, please contact us at Salvere Farm. We’re happy to help.
Shipping starts in mid-August. The bulbs are harvested in July and need time to dry and be cleaned and graded before shipping.
If you pre-order before shipping starts in mid-August, your payment is due at the time of your order.
- 1-3#s is $17 per pound
- 4-9#s is $15 per pound
- 10#+ is $12 per pound
You can always opt to pick up your order here at the farm. Contact us if you want to pick up your order here.
What is the distance between your rows? What is your in row plant spacing? How many bulbs are in a pound, and how many cloves are in each bulb?
Here at Salvere Farm we plant 3 rows in a 4′ bed with 15″ between rows. In row spacing is 5.25″ between plants. Other farms use different spacings and you can choose for yourself what the best spacing is for your farm. Too close and you will grow more plants but of an overall smaller size. Too far apart and you will grow larger bulbs but at the cost of bed space and weed pressure.
Bulbs and cloves per pound varies based on the variety and bulb size. Large seed stock generally has on average between 6-10 bulbs per pound. Medium seed/table stock has on average between 10-14 bulbs per pound. See the individual variety for number of cloves per bulb.
So, equipped with this information and a calculator you should be able to figure out how many pounds you need to order. If you want any help just contact us and we can figure it out together.
Medium size, or what is often called Table/Kitchen stock, is fine for planting also. If you want to get a lot of bulbs per pound to build up your planting stock, or your market does not demand large bulbs, medium would be what you are looking to purchase and plant.