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Scapes, garlic bulbs and seeds.


 
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rathfuadagh
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Scapes, garlic bulbs and seeds. Reply with quote

Hi,

Does anyone grow hardneck garlic for the scapes(stems).

I am going to plant garlic bulbs in December and am wondering if anyone else has success with autumn/winter planted garlic .

Do garlic seeds germinate true.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year I planted a bed of garlic. I just got bulbs from Aldi in October - it was Chinese garlic - and started the cloves off in modules. I planted them out into a raised bed when the shoots were about three inches high, on 9th November. I had previously dug in plenty of good garden compost, and once they were established, I mulched them with lawn clippings. I dug them on the 26th June, and the crop was magnificent - very big bulbs with big fat cloves. And not one grain of "artificial" used!
This year, I was a bit later, due to one thing and another, and I only got the cloves planted out on the 26th November. I selected good cloves from the last crop - that wasn't hard, because most of the cloves were good enough for planting - and followed the same procedure as last year. I'm hoping they'll be as good as last year - I don't think they can be better! Very Happy
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