Garlic crops inheritance leaves Jeffersonville man overwhelmed

Garlic crops inheritance leaves Jeffersonville man overwhelmed

After his father's passing, Earl Waller Jr. seeks help from the community to harvest crop before it's too late.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Twiggs County man needs help getting rid of his father’s garlic crop.

After Earl Waller Sr. was invovled in a tragic car accident, three acres of farm land were left to Earl Waller Jr.

Over the weekend, Waller hosted a crop mob for the community to harvest the crop.

The group was successful in digging up one-sixth of the garlic; however, Waller says more than 300,000 bulbs are left.

"After he passed away, you know, nobody was really maintaining it, because we didn't know it was going to happen,” Waller says, “So, it kind of got overgrown, and we're just trying to do the best we can to get it out the ground."

Before his father died unexpectedly, he planned to harvest the land and sell most of the garlic to distributors and local farmers.

His son Waller plans to carry out those plans, but the trouble is: due to the condition of the landscape, as each day goes by, weeds and grass take over the field.

“Its a little overwhelming, but trying to do what we can."

According to Waller, this is a rare species of garlic-one that his father tried hard to grow in Middle Georgia, and accomplished.

"And after about five years, he got it acclimated to the soil here, and they call it Georgia Creole garlic, and it's an heirloom garlic."

Waller will continue to sell the crop. Click here if you’d like to purchase.
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