Been growing hardneck garlic for about 5 years. Trying to develop some large seed garlic for a new area. I have begun removing the emerging scapes as soon as the spathe shows. Previously I have always removed the scapes when they have become prominent, spathe swelling, scape looping and obvious (and tasty when used in cusine), a technique which seems to me could be sapping the bulb by allowing more terminal growth. The thought is: the more growth of the scape, the more sapping?
Will this early removal increase bulb size? Anyone with experience on this? Appreciate!