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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: garlic greening Reply with quote

Hi all my garlic is turning green at the top
should i harvest it all now?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds unusual as the garlic usually turns yellow when it near harvesting or the end of it's growing cycle, maybe it has started to regrow after the recent rain.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry michael i explained myself poorly
its the garlic bulb thats greening at the top
does this mean i should harvest now?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i lifted one of my garlic bulbs yesterday. nice and white, but they were way smaller than i expected. possibly because the plant i lifted had started to go to seed a couple of weeks ago; i nipped off the flower head.

what little we got off it started to turn green in the oven.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i lifted some garlic a couple of weeks ago and it is drying out nicely but i lifted the remaining ones this evening and though large and hard they are a blackish grey colour.i am hoping that they will dry out and be okay any advice appreciated
thanks in advance
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