Bulk Garlic Seed Bulbs
Select the variety you want to order by using the drop-down menu above. If you want information on an individual variety, see the descriptions included with our Premium Bulbs. The sizing of bulk bulbs varies from season to season and can range from small to x-large. Most of the time the bulbs are at least large size (2") or bigger.
Big Boy - Med to Large Bulbs (8 to 10 bulbs/lb)
Russian Red - Med to Large Bulbs (8 to 12 bulbs/lb)
Music - Large Bulbs (8 to 10 bulbs/lb)
Nordic - Large Bulbs (8 to 10 bulbs/lb)
Save 5% (orders over $99) - Use code Bulk5 at checkout
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Save 16% (orders over $749) - Use code Bulk16 at checkout
Our bulk seed garlic is sold by the pound (1 lb. increments). Additional bulk price discounts listed above also apply on top of the base bulk pricing.
BIG BOY bulk bulbs range in size from Medium to Large (1.75" to 2.25"), however, they are generally close to 2" which is perfect for planting. On average there are 8 to 10 bulbs per pound and 4 to 6 cloves per bulb.
RUSSIAN RED bulk bulbs range in size from Medium to Extra-Large (1.75" to 2.25"). On average there are 8 to 12 bulbs per pound and 8 to 12 cloves per bulb.
MUSIC bulk bulbs are mostly Medium in size with some Larges (1.75" to 2.25"). The cloves are very fat and will produce large plants next year, making them great for planting. If you are trying to grow the biggest bulbs possible, these are a perfect choice. On average there are 10 to 12 bulbs per pound, with 4 to 5 cloves per bulb.
NORDIC bulk bulbs are mostly Large size (2" to 2.25"). The big cloves are perfect for planting and will produce large healthy plants. On average there are 8 to 10 bulbs per pound and 5 to 6 cloves per bulb.
Depending on the season, the bulk garlic may have slight imperfections such as misshapen bulbs, minor nicks, open wrappers or slightly stained skins. Although the planting quality is similar, our premium (regular) bulbs tend to be more perfect in appearance than our bulk bulbs.
Due to high demand, some of our bulk seed is grown by a trusted partner farm in order to provide customers with enough quantities of garlic. They use similar growing practices as John Boy Farms ensuring that the seed meets our quality standards. Some of our own original seed stock comes from the same farm.
PLEASE NOTE: Shipping of the bulk seed garlic often starts later than our premium garlic seed. Bulk orders are usually shipped out from mid-September to early October, starting with the coldest regions in Canada. If you order both bulk and premium garlic seed, they will all be shipped out together.
Garlic is a heavy feeder. For best results, apply a well-balanced organic fertilizer at planting and in spring. Planting a green manure cover crop the season before growing garlic is also recommended.
For planting instructions, see our How To Plant Garlic page.
Highest Quality Standards
Our garlic is carefully examined throughout the season, from planting to harvest. Cloves, plants and bulbs are all individually inspected to maintain the highest quality seed stock available!