Season, Shipping & Stock Updates

FINAL STOCK TAKE SCHEDULED FOR 6 APRIL.  Online stock inventory will be updated 7th April releasing the final bulbs for the 2024 season.

We have now shipped all Queensland orders and have started shipping all advanced orders for Southern States.

Shipping targets are:

  • January orders shipped by Saturday 23 March – COMPLETED ON SCHEDULE
  • February orders shipped by Sunday 31 March – COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE 29 MARCH 2024
  • All orders March orders shipped by 5 April – COMPLED ON SCHEDULE

This season has been an unusual one – with all garlic taking more than 6 weeks to germinate and a much warmer Winter and resulting in a slightly smaller bulb.  Our garlic is also harvesting about 3-4 weeks earlier than usual. However- we will maintain our seed quality standards and look forward to bringing you the very best this season has produced.

  • 07 Apr – ONLINE INVENTORY UPDATED – with 12 and 9 clove packs – last of 2023-24 season stock for sale for one week only.
  • 06 Apr – STOCK TAKE today and will update online inventory this afternoon or by 10am 7th April (Sunday) latest. 
  • 05 Apr – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 27686 05/04/2024.  All sales orders are now shipped with exception of 5 orders who requested to be held back until stocktake releases more bulbs.
  • 04 Apr – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 27586 23/03/2024.
  • 03 Apr – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 27511 20/03/2024.
  • 02 Apr – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 27451 17/03/2024.
  • 01 Apr – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 27361 12/03/2024.  Shipped Planting Kits (only), Black Garlic and Garlic Pantry orders and express post Aioli BLAST orders.
  • 31 Mar – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 27323 10/03/2024.
  • 29 Mar – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 27237 06/03/2024.
  • 28 Mar – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 26950 21/2/2024
  • 27 Mar – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 26839 16/2/2024.
  • 26 Mar – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 26761 (made Biopro fertiliser and packaged freeze-dried products for sale)
  • 25 Mar – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 26731 12/2/2024.
  • 23 Mar – SHIPPED ALL REMAINING JANUARY ORDERS  – last sales order 26493.
  • 22 Mar – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 26354.
  • 19 Mar – SHIPPED orders – last order number shipped was 26159.
  • 18 Mar – STOCK UPDATES – Rocamboles have now been updated on the internet – this is the final stock for the 2024 season.
  • 14 Mar – SHIPPED orders with BioPro products as this is the first time our Facultative Anaerobic microbe batch was finished and ready for shipping.
  • 13 Mar – SHIPPED orders with Garlic Pantry products as freeze drying batches and black garlic first batches were complete.
  • 11-12 Mar – SHIPPING – Shipping started early this year even before the last of the garlic was cleaned and seed graded as one of my best picking ladies was available.  Good to get the first 200 orders out of the door.
  • 9 Mar – STOCK UPDATE – All Glazed Purple Stripes, Marbled Purple Stripes, Standard Purple Stripes, Porcelains and Silverskins have been updated on the internet – this is the final stock for the 2024 season.  This is the earliest we can complete the seed grading to allow for a minimum of 6 weeks curing.
  • 3 Mar – FREEZE-DRYING 2024 for the 2024 season has started.
  • 18 Feb – STOCK UPDATE – Subtropical numbers have been updated on the internet – this is the final stock for the 2024 season.
  • 18 Feb – ALL Queensland and Subtropical orders have now been shipped – with exception on any Subtropical order that contains late harvesting garlics – which will be shipped by end of March.
  • 14 Feb – STARTED SHIPPING – First day of shipping Queensland and Subtropical orders
  • 12 Feb – STOCK UPDATE – Creoles and Elephant Garlic seed grade and web stock levels updated.
  • 08 Feb – STOCK UPDATE – Turban, Artichoke and Asiatic seed grade and web stock levels updated.
  • 24-30 Jan – Finished harvesting all Rocamboles, Marbled Purple Stripes and Standard Purple Stripes.  Highest UV season in my 12 years in Tasmania – with 12+ UV index on most days reaching peak at 11:30am and staying till 6:00pm.  Very hard harvesting year.
  • 23 Jan – UPDATED ONLINE STOCK LEVELS – INTERIM STOCK
  • 22 Jan – Started finishing and seed grading Turbans
  • 20 – 22 January – RAINS …. no harvesting 
  • 19 Jan – Harvested Rocamboles and quick triage harvest of Marbled and Standard before high rainfalls.
  • 15 Jan – STOCK UPDATE – Subtropicals now complete
  • 14 Jan – Harvesting Marbled Purple Stripes + finishing Subtropicals
  • 05 Jan – Harvesting Silverskins
  • 30 Dec – Harvesting Porcelains
  • 27 Dec – Harvesting Creoles
  • 22 Dec – Harvested Asiatics
  • 15 Dec – Harvested Artichokes
  • 07 Dec – Harvested Glazed Purple Stripes
  • 20 Nov – Harvested Turbans
  • 08 Nov – Harvested Subtropicals (greenhouse)

We are now planting and selling our excess personal seed stock at full bulb price for the last of this season’s sales. 

We look forward to introducing a new range of Garlic Pantry products that will be available for sale from late June onwards and shares some of our favourite recipes to produce 3 Garlic Aioli Blast, Garlic Butter 100% garlic blend, Italian 100% garlic blend and more.
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  • 01 Jun – All garlic stock listed is full bulb price and my personal seed stock which is in excess of my planting needs.  
  • 31 May – 2FOR1 Sale ends
  • 28 Apr – 2FOR1 Sale starts for remainder of season
  • 28 Apr – 25% OFF Sale for all Black Garlic Products
  • 21 Apr – Planted Subtropicals in Greenhouse
  • 26 Mar – Last order shipped #23955 – 25/03/2023.
  • 25 Mar – Starting bed preparation – weeding, aerating, fertlising.  Nice to begin earlier than usual and looking forward to a nice recovery year.
  • 24 Mar – Finally up to date – shipped last of outstanding orders – last order shipped #23897 – 23 March 2023.  All future orders will be shipped within 24 hours of receipt from now on.  Did a quick stock take of low or out of stock items and several favourites have now come back into stock.
  • 23 Mar – Reconciled all outstanding orders in readiness to ship on 24 March.  Completed a stock take of Subtropicals, Turbans and Elephant Garlics – new clove packs and “2 for 1” bulb packs added into stock.
  • 22 Mar – Last order shipped #23801 – 20/03/2023.  Today we finished all the orders that had been printed and labelled – but noticed that there was a small quantities of orders from early February that have not been shipped. We’ll investigate and ship asap.
  • 21 Mar – Last order shipped #23612 – 16/3/2023.
  • 20 Mar – Last order shipped #23398 – 05/03/2023.
  • 17 Mar – Last order shipped # 23195 – 25/02/2023.
  • 16 Mar – Last order shipped #22989 – 17/2/2023.  Subtropicals reconciled and final stock levels adjusted.
  • 15 Mar – Last order shipped # 22737 – 4/2/2023
  • 13 Mar – Order shipping has started – next order # 22109 24/12/23
  • 13 Mar (Mon) – All commercial orders picked, packed and shipped.
  • 11 Mar – All outstanding Queensland orders with late harvesting garlics were picked, packed and shipped.
  • 10 Mar – All stock now finished and seed graded – all website stock figures are now final.  Last updates applied for Silverskins, Rocamboles and Elephant Garlic.
  • 8 Mar – Web stock levels for Asiatics, Porcelains, Marbled Purple Stripes and Standard Purple Stripes updated (final stock available).  Russian Giant final stock levels below estimated by qty 4 and will need to be replaced.
  • 4 Mar – Web stock levels of Creoles, Artichokes and Glazed Purple Stripe updated (final stock available).  Some cultivars did not meet initial stock estimates and will need to be replaced – Brown Tempest (Glazed Purple Stripe), Spanish Intenso (Creole), Ajo Rojo (Creole).
    Notified through Facebook Page.
  • 1 Mar – ABC Radio interview with Joel Rheinberger.
  • 21 Feb – All Queensland orders shipped that had outstanding BIOPro packs. (excepting those with mid and late season harvesting garlics). Received biologicals 21/2.
  • 20 Feb – Web stock levels of Subtropicals & Turbans updated (final stock available). Amiah (Turban) failed to meet seed quality standards and all orders with this will need to be replaced.  Deepras (Turban) also was short by 2 against estimates and will need to be replaced.  Kept extra Pepperton and Gommiser (Turban) stock to replace orders.
    Notified through Facebook page.
  • 20 Feb – All Queensland orders shipped (excepting those with BIOPro packs, biocontrols or mid and late season harvesting garlic).
  • 18 Feb – Australian Garlic Awards – Received 6 GOLD medals for French Lautrec (Marbled Purple Stripe), Spicy Korean Mountain (Asiatic), Armenian (Porcelain), Tyrsa (Standard Purple Stripe), Blanak (Glazed Purple Stripe), Spicy Korean Roc (Rocambole)   https://tasmaniangourmetgarlic.com.au/awards/
  • 17 Feb – New 2023 Planting, Growing, Harvesting guides arrived in post to allow Queensland orders to start shipping.
  • 14 – 19 Feb – All Turbans finished & seed graded.
  • 9 – 13 Feb – All Subtropicals finished and seed graded.
  • 6 Feb – Finished harvesting late season garlics – Marbled Purple Stripes, Standard Purple Stripes & Rocamboles.