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Offline Amisheggpicker

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« on: July 23, 2012, 08:32:07 PM »
I love garlic and it's fairly easy to grow.
The interesting thing about it is this, in our area, we plant the bulbs in November.  My fingers get a little numb planting them because it's COLD. Hahahah!
Then in the spring time, they are one of the first crops to pop through the ground.

Garlic growing in the garlic bed


garlic will grow a curly cue on the top which is called a scape, soon after this, you will see a flower bulb appear, at this time, you want to bend tops down.  This will produce a larger garlic bulb.
garlic flower bulbs


bent stalks


At the end of July, the bent stalks will start to die off and turn brown.  This is when you want to pull them out of the ground.


We leave the stems on and then put the bulbs on a table on the porch out of the sun. I cover them with a light sheet to keep the sun off them.  I let them dry for a week or so to condition them for storage.
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Re: garlic
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 10:21:32 AM »
My garlic was a complete washout last year (and my onions this year).

I'm wondering if I'm just living in places that are too hot.
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Re: garlic
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 10:32:04 AM »
If I understand it right a six month growing cycle?


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Re: garlic
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 05:35:29 PM »
 Langenator:  I'm not sure about the heat thing....some of the best garlic I ever saw came from outside of Brownsville, Texas.  That' where my dad was born.  There is a guy I know there, whom used to live in PA and he used to travel up here before he died.  He would raise the best garlic I have ever seen.  As for mine this year.  These plants were actually bulbs that I missed pulling last year.  And this year is the best harvest I have ever had.  I might try to leave them for a 2 year cycle again, and see if I get the same results.

PAGUY-My greatgrandfather left quite a few journals about his chickens and gardening.  This is how he planted his garlic.  I'm not sure if others plant it this way or not.

What say you folks?  How do you plant your garlic.
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Re: garlic
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 01:04:04 PM »
I also grow my own Garlic and have for 3 years. Its about as easy a crop to grow that I know of.
  Onions make sure you plant the right kind for your area, there are short day and long day onions.
Also I seem to get better storage onions from plants not bulbs.
  You might try Egyptian walking onions they are as easy to grow as weeds! And you can use the whole plant if you want. Even the seed heads are good to eat or cook with.
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Re: garlic
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 08:26:48 PM »
ditto on the Egyptian walking onions....I think I have a pic of them somewhere on this site....hahahaha!
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Re: garlic
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 09:30:48 PM »
I've got walking onions that were given to me. And boy - do they ever "walk!" The problem is that I've never used them & haven't really tried. Do they dry well?
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Re: garlic
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 04:41:25 PM »
i bought a pack of gatlic today at wally world.  been wanting to try some for a few years now, just never could find any at the right time of year.
i'll put them in the ground...as soon as the ground thaws enough for me to dig.
weird weather we have been having..monday was 60 degrees,tuesday it snowed, wensday rain and flooding, friday morning it wad 9 degrees and icy...and today(saturday) it's snowing.
oh well 60 and counting till seeds are going in the ground


 

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