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How do I know if my garlic is ready to harvest?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:37 am    Post subject: How do I know if my garlic is ready to harvest? Reply with quote

I know there are a lot of articles out there about growing garlic, but this is my first time and I'm a bit confused about when to harvest them.

I saw an article on this site that said when the leaves are 1/3 yellow - does this mean the plant as a whole or if each leaf is 1/3 yellow?

On another site it said about a month after the scapes appeared. - Mine just appeared an got promptly harvested and eaten so do I wait a month before harvesting?

I'm pretty confused maybe someone can help me.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Brogan,
For me, Garlic is ready for harvesting as soon as the foliage starts to die back. The dying back process usually sparks off re-sprouting in the ground which can lead to problems when storing your garlic.
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