Tops Completely Brown, Dead or Not?
I planted some smallish garlic bulbils (biggest ones about size of end of pinkie) in a container late last fall.
They grew greens and looked good most of the summer. 2 produced scapes with bulbils.
A family illness distracted me from tending the garden for a month during some very hot weather.
When I examined the garlic container again today, the soil was quite dry and all the leaves were dead and laying on the surface of the soil. The scapes with bulbils were still green, and about half the leaves belonging to the scapes were still green.
How can I tell whether the bulbs whose leaves completely died are just doing going through a normalish garlic season cycle or are dead? Thanks!