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Growing Garlic
« on: January 15, 2014, 09:24:25 PM »
It has been some time since I have grown garlic. Bought some elephant garlic today.  I may be a little late, but am going to try anyway. Anyone had success growing garlic?
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Re: Growing Garlic
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 09:37:57 AM »
I haven't but was thinking about it for this season. So my ears are open what is said in this topic.
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Re: Growing Garlic
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 02:36:51 PM »
I have grown garlic successfully for several years but only when I planted it in late summer the year before, let it winter over and then start up early in the spring.
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Re: Growing Garlic
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 11:48:26 AM »
Just checking in to see if anyone here decided to plant garlic. I got a way way too late of a start on my garden so I completely forgot about garlic in my rush to get the garden planted. However, I plan on planting some this fall for spring. Which is what I will do also for my potatoes now that I know they will survive a winter and pop back up in the spring. It will be good to have 4 or 5 rows of my veggies already planted come spring. :)
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Re: Growing Garlic
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 12:04:43 PM »
Just checking in to see if anyone here decided to plant garlic. I got a way way too late of a start on my garden so I completely forgot about garlic in my rush to get the garden planted. However, I plan on planting some this fall for spring. Which is what I will do also for my potatoes now that I know they will survive a winter and pop back up in the spring. It will be good to have 4 or 5 rows of my veggies already planted come spring. :)

 I put in 34 raised beds and  planted one 4x8.5 ' raised bed of garlic.
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Re: Growing Garlic
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 12:07:00 PM »
Cp, how long will they store? As long or longer than potatoes?
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Re: Growing Garlic
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 02:31:46 PM »
Cp, how long will they store? As long or longer than potatoes?

I doubt it. I have kept potatoes in grade A condition with no sprouts for just over a year in a deep, damp,  and entirely dark well pit and in plastic garbage cans with lids. Garlic should be kept cool but not cold, and with air circulating around it as in a mesh basket. It will either sprout and grow or dehydrate and turn to husks. 3-5 months is considered shelf life for garlic. It can be frozen, dehydrated or canned/pickled w lemon juice for longer life. I always harvest mine in the fall after the plant dies and then separate some of the bulbs and replant then.
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Re: Growing Garlic
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 07:34:52 AM »
34 raised beds?  You must have been on vacation, cp! Tell us what you planted.
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