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Wow garlic!
#87224 December 8th, 2006 at 10:34 PM
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I am so surprised by what I saw this Saturday morning when I work up!

I planted garlic a few weeks ago and sort of forgot about it, telling myself I'd mulch it when it started to grow. Well those things grow fast don't they? Saturday I went outside and the shoots were about 7 inches tall and smelled delicious.

I mulched them a few inched but didn't cover the greenery, was that the right thing to do?

smile Thank you all for your garlic advice, I can look forward to yanking it up come spring all winter long smile

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#87225 December 10th, 2006 at 01:32 PM
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To be honest, I don't know what I would do in your neck of the woods -- other than freeze to the bone, that's for sure. smile

My approach would be to just let them go, and if that failed I'd try something else next time. wink

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#87226 December 11th, 2006 at 11:23 PM
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Yup, that's perfectly normal Marina and what you did with the mulch is fine. Mine are up about an inch or two, but we've had some pretty cold temps here in the last couple weeks.

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#87227 January 18th, 2007 at 06:48 AM
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Which way is up on a garlic head?

I bought some garlic at Thanksgiving to use and it had just sat there until I went to clean up the kitchen yesterday and saw that it started growing decent sized green shoots. Now, I'm looking to plant them but I'm not sure which way to do so, I assume green shoot up and out of the soil? Thanks!

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#87228 January 18th, 2007 at 06:59 AM
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yeah green shoot up Duh

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#87229 January 18th, 2007 at 07:27 AM
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Do you actually break the heads (bulbs?) apart and plant them individually? If I'm starting them inside is my entire house going to stink?

Thanks again!

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#87230 January 18th, 2007 at 08:15 AM
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you break the bulb into the seperate cloves, then plant the cloves.
i dont plant them indoors, they go straight into the ground.
No the whole house wont stink, unless someone stamps on them lala wink

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#87231 January 18th, 2007 at 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by aighead:
Do you actually break the heads (bulbs?) apart and plant them individually? If I'm starting them inside is my entire house going to stink?

Thanks again!
Yes and no.

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#87232 January 18th, 2007 at 06:16 PM
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Hi all my garlic has also come up. I'm surprised so many survived. I grew mine from seed so this is year two. This fall I should have bulbs and I'm looking forward to it. My nodding onions are up too. They didn't bloom last year so I'm hoping they do this year. I love garlic.

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#87233 January 18th, 2007 at 11:10 PM
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Thanks for the speedy replies everyone!

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#87234 January 21st, 2007 at 08:24 PM
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it's snowing. I think I'm in trouble.

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#87235 January 21st, 2007 at 09:13 PM
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My Garlic has survivied the ice It is nice and green.

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#87236 January 21st, 2007 at 10:26 PM
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TK the cold is good for them, said to be the reason for forming the cloves.

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#87237 January 22nd, 2007 at 10:58 PM
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It's like they're hugging! Sorry, that was bad.

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#87238 January 22nd, 2007 at 11:43 PM
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maybe Duh
I will ask them the next time im over the allotment wink

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#87239 January 31st, 2007 at 06:37 PM
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It's winter right now. When should I plant my first clove? I guess start inside? Or is the cold not going to bother this particular plant?

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#87240 January 31st, 2007 at 07:20 PM
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Garlic is best planted in mid to late fall. You won't get very large heads if you plant in spring.


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