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#122575 Sep 2nd, 2007 at 09:04 AM
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Does anyone here have any garlic growing? About now is the time to get them started correct? I am new and just experimenting with a little herb gardening. I havent much room left so I am going to resort to container growing for the herbs. Probably going to try chives, garlic, basil, and oregano.


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My friend just gave me ome garlic 'seeds' to try. She says for me to put them in a couple different places in the garden and where its happy it will thrive. Chives will re seed themselves too if you just let the blooms go.


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Yes I just got my little herb pot started yesterday and ended up with sweet basil, garlic chives, common chives, and oregano. I am going to do the garlic maybe today in a seperate pot because I read they don't like to compete with other plants.


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My garlic sprouts in the cupboard and then vanishes after I plant it outside.


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Don't worry about that. It will show up again in the spring. Several different onion family plants seem to do that. Green onions and chives being the exceptions that I have run into.

wild onions, wild garlic and egyptian onions all loose leaves and then come back. It is disconcerting in the beginning.


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Garlic is a wonderful addition to almost any part of the garden and is hardy enough to grow almost anywhere. It doesn't take up much space, so can be planted in and amongst your other herbs and flowers, vegetables etc. Its great having a few scattered between the rosebushes too. Garlic releases minute quanties of sulphur into the soil helping to repel nemetodes and generally seems to enhance any plants near it. Its blue green stalks and white flower umbels are pretty on their own too.
Garlic bulbs are readily found in the grocery store, the same whole ones you buy for cooking can be planted in your garden.

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I have the hardest time keeping garlic growing both from seeds or from cloves I've gotten at the grocery store. So, I was thinking about buying some at a garden center/on line nursery. Can anyone suggest a type and a place to buy the cloves?


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Johnny's Selected seed used to sell a few named varieties of garlic, very reasonably as I recall. A Google search will bring them up quickly.

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Originally Posted by thorns

Garlic bulbs are readily found in the grocery store, the same whole ones you buy for cooking can be planted in your garden.


One piece of advice, buy ORGANIC garlic. Regular garlic are sometimes sprayed with anti-sprouting stuff and won't grow.

I plant my garlic cloves in the fall.




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I've had good luck with garlic bought at the store. I've also planted elephant garlic with good success. Just my experience. Jay

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Southern Exposure seed Exchange is where I bought my original sets from Tammy, and they're right here in Virginia. Mine were just starting to come up, but I can't see them any more as I mulched them to protect them for the winter. I planted mine November 3rd.


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I have several varieties of garlic growing: Inchellium Red, Martin's Heirloom, Blount County Heirloom, some from my local health food store, and a couple of others I don't remember off the top of my head. Most of them have leaves about 6" tall right now.


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Hi, zoink
I'm new to the forums but was looking around and found your post..I used to grow garlic in Louisiana, but now am in the high desert of NM.
So I was wondering in your herb garden have you though of Society garlic..I brought some from Louisiana to New Mexico and it has come up for two years here.. thumbup
I don't know if this is considered off subject I'm a newbie to internet forums..
But I thought it might interest you..Society garlic makes a pretty cluster of violet flower and looks like a chive or green onion, you just can't kill it..I was shocked after our hundred year snow it is already coming back up.
Anyway, it is pretty and easy to grow and taste like a green onion/garlic.
Just thought I would share. wavy


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My grandmother planted chives at each corner of her garden and not only does it look cool, but they've been thriving for years.they taste wonderful.

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I had chives last fall.. I was really suprised how wonderful they tasted at the end of growing season here. Just as good as the fresh spring onions.
First time mine did so well.



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My chives are 3 years old and I've divided the clump a couple of times. And I'm happy to say that this year the leaves have the thickness I associate with chives. I'm really happy with them and hope to have a bumper crop this year for drying.


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Stiff Neck Snake Garlic

http://Garlic1.notlong.com 31 March 2007 Starting to grow.


http://Profile1.notlong.com Some interesting information about this garlic plant.

31 March 2007. The fifty cloves were planted about 10 cm (4 inches) below the ground on 15 October 2006. No shoots came up until about 25 March 2007. All fifty cloves sprouted and appear quite healthy. The scapes will be harvested just prior to the flower opening, and the bulbs will be pulled about the 5 July 2007. Growth pictures will be presented throughout the season.

Snake Garlic (Allium sativum)
http://SerpentG.notlong.com 10 June 2007
Allium sativum Common Names: garlic,hardneck garlic, rocambole. Family: Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis Family)
The snake seed pod (snake or scape)was removed today. Removing the snakes allows plant energy to produce slightly larger cloves. The snakes should be removed before they straighten out, which they will do after a few days of growth. The plants will be pulled about 5 July 2007.



http://aipoh.notlong.com/ 1 July 2007 Pulling Garlic and re-planting the area. Pictures.

http://meiso.notlong.com/ 8 July 2007. Processing Garlic for further drying. The garlic will be dried thoroughly then stored in paper bags.

http://uuwae.notlong.com 13 July Garlic stored.

The garlic for 2007/2008 was planted 15 October 2007 from the largest cloves harvested in 2007. About 100 cloves were planted.


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got some to plant, haven't planted it yet


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Originally Posted by tkhooper
My chives are 3 years old and I've divided the clump a couple of times. And I'm happy to say that this year the leaves have the thickness I associate with chives. I'm really happy with them and hope to have a bumper crop this year for drying.


Tk is have a good time ......I have to go out an see if my chives survived.


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My garlic is looking very happy. :-) Most of it was planted in November and December of 2007. I've also discovered some coming up where a few cloves must've gotten left in the ground during harvest last year.

Our gardening now is done in raised beds with cinderblocks at each end. I've got about a dozen of the cinderblock holes planted with standard chives. They all survived the winter well. Also have couple of clumps of red flowered chives (new last year so I hope to see them bloom this season) and garlic chives. The garlic chives volunteer in other places as the seeds get scattered or moved by birds.

Durgan, what are some of the ways you use your garlic scapes?


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I have garlic growing and I dont know a thing about it ..Ha ha it is up , what now?

I have onion chives we are eating the tops??????Is that a garlic? We use it in salads..??????

I am dumb?

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Originally Posted by dodge
I have garlic growing and I dont know a thing about it ..Ha ha it is up , what now?

I have onion chives we are eating the tops??????Is that a garlic? We use it in salads..??????

I am dumb?

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Just let it grow! When the foliage dies down in July it's time to dig it! I cut off the flower stalk by the way when it comes, so energy all goes to the bulb.




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shock

Thanks ,
I didnt know that..



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Please let us know about those red flowered chives. They sound interesting...
I haven't seen Durgan posting since last month, but those garlic scapes, from what I've read, are excellent sauteed with mushrooms, used in scrambled eggs...basically like a green onion, but with mild garlic flavor...


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I thought the red flowered chives sounded cool, too. The variety is called Forescate, and is describe as having "clear bright rose-red flower heads" and good flavour.

Last year I grew hardneck garlic for the first time, so that was my first experience with any scapes. I just added them to a couple of veggie dishes. But I only had about a dozen. Adding to mushrooms and scrambled eggs sounds great! Using like a green onion makes sense. Thanks! This year I should have considerably more.


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