Fall Planted Garlic is Sprouting - 2 Months Early!!
I grow a lot of garlic in my garden, about 150 plants per year. I planted in November this year, which is actually a bit later than normal for me. However, our winter has been SO mild this year, the garlics have already sprouted green tops! I'm not sure what to do about this, they normally come up in March. I am afraid this is going to damage my crop. Have any of you seasoned gardeners out there experienced this with mild winters? Can anyone offer suggestions of things I can do to help them through the rest of winter? I save my garlic seed year to year so it would be devastating to lose a whole crop as well as my planting stock for next year. Thanks in advance!