Uncovered my Garlic sunday

baygrower(7 maryland)March 9, 2009

Took the straw off my garlic and had 1 inch shoots.I planted later this year, NOV.26 and i had no shoots before covering for winter.Just glad they all lived as i was advised on this forum i would be ok.

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I planted mine November 14th and they are up as well, except I don't remove the hay mulch. I just leave it in place to prevent weeds and and they grow right through it. I turn the hay under after harvest.


    Bookmark   March 9, 2009 at 6:37PM
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TJG911(z5b CT)

baygrower, you need to remove all the mulch but leave a good 1" to suppress weeds. i put down 1-2" of salt marsh hay (or is it straw?) that i got for free and then put 5-6" of shredded leaves. it's all packed down to maybe 3-4" and i pulled off the top 1" and i'm going to leave the rest. the flakey texture of shredded leaves is so fine that the garlic easily grows thru it.


    Bookmark   March 15, 2009 at 3:13PM
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