Garlic rotting in ground, blame winter?
I've been growing garlic for several years and not had this problem before. The plants were beautiful in early spring, which was early and hot. Then there was a cold snap and it burned the tips of several leaves on each plant. Now about a third of the plants are rotting and when I checked the base of the healthier looking ones, they look to be having trouble too.
Could my garlic be having trouble because the winter was so warm? I have read that it doesn't do well in areas that are too warm in winter, but I don't know what form that trouble takes. I tried looking online to find a disease, but it doesn't look quite like any of the rots I could find picturs of. My soil is fast draining and we're behind on rain anyway, so I don't think it is a problem of excessive moisture. Any other ideas or should I blame this problem, too, on the crazy weather? Cheers!