Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

Garlic planted March, when to harvest?


 
Most Recent Posts My intro
Last post: Greengage
Hi all
Last post: Greengage
Hello and help needed on watering
Last post: Greengage
Christmas reading.
Last post: Greengage
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
theskull
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 23 Apr 2009
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Garlic planted March, when to harvest? Reply with quote

Hi guys, I planted a few cloves of garlic last March, Could anyone tell me how can I tell when its time to harvest. I have long green shoots at present..
Regards Tom



Exclamation Edited by moderator to add descriptive title.
Original title too generic....... (Garlic)
see rule 11
Members should try to use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic.
This helps others find your topic, allowing you to receive replies, plus it leaves a searchable store of information for gardeners coming after you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
James Kilkelly
Rank: Site Admin


Joined: 30 May 2006
Posts: 2142
Location: West of Ireland

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garlic bulbs need the cold of the winter to encourage them to split into new garlic bulbs.
I find the old method of sowing on the shortest day (Dec 21st) and harvesting on the longest day (June 21st) to be quite ok.
You have planted a "touch" late theskull, but keep an eye on the plants in late july possibly when the tops start to brown and die back.
You may be able to harvest a crop then.
No promises though. Wink

_________________
Gardening books.

http://www.allotments.ie/ Ireland's allotments.
On Twitter... http://twitter.com/Allotments

Garden Consultation & Design.

Try my Garden Design home study course!
.
.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Lia
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 06 May 2009
Posts: 7
Location: Waterford

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also ordered garlic and planted at the beginning of March. The pack says to harvest in August.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
walltoall
Rank attained: Orchard owner


Joined: 25 Aug 2008
Posts: 705
Location: Thurrock RM15 via Dungarvan and the Banner County

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: no vampires in the walltoall garden then Reply with quote

I stick any garlic cloves I find sprouting [in the kitchen] into the soil in one of my larger planters and at the moment one which went in last Summer is looking promising. A second one went in Feb. and is sprouting away. Obviously I won't be looking at a huge crop but my gardening is for fun more than survival.
_________________
Retired trouble-maker. twitters @walltoall and dreams of being promoted to Pedunculate Oaker.


Last edited by walltoall on Thu May 07, 2009 9:32 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sean Ph'lib
Rank attained: Ash Tree
Rank attained: Ash Tree


Joined: 11 Dec 2008
Posts: 200
Location: Co Kerry

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grow a bed of garlic every year. I plant it out in November, and it's ready for harvesting in June. Looking at last year's notes, I planted the cloves out on 7th November ( after bringing them along for about a month in modules) and dug them on the 8th June. We're still using that Garlic.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Garlicbreath
Rank attained: Silver Birch Tree
Rank attained: Silver Birch Tree


Joined: 28 Oct 2007
Posts: 181
Location: Wexford

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plant garlic in November too and harvest June/July.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)