Garlic looks like Onions... options?
Planted garlic for the first time this year (late March 2009). From the small amount of reading I did, I understood that I should have been planting in the fall instead of early spring, but I was willing to experiment with the unknown varieties I picked up from the home improvement store.
I dont know if I have hardneck or soft neck. Packages only says "Gourmet Garlic" and "Gourmet Garlic Red" Harvest time late summer.
At this point the plants have lots of leafs... mostly pale green. I decided to pull one up recently (mid June) to see what what going on. The clove I had planted has become big like a spring onion... 1/2 - 1 inch in diameter.
I am looking for options as to what I might do with this garlic bed. Should I leave them alone and pull them up at the end of August... or at some other sign from the plant? Should I pull them now, and cure them... and then replant in the fall? Other thoughts?
Thank you very much for any help you can offer. Let me know if I can provide more details.