Planting garlic and onions together

becksterorange(6)August 30, 2010

This Spring I planted some onions. I harvested them and I thought I got them all. But, I guess i missed a bunch that didn't sprout. They are starting to regrow in random places in the rows that I planted them in. I was going to plant my garlic in October in one of the rows that has onion in it. My question is, if I plant my garlic in the same row with onion, will it affect the flavor?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

I am kind of surprised that no one else has responded to this. Growing adjacently will have no effect on the flavor of the other. Flavor doesn't migrate through the soil! It takes regeneration after some kind of cross-pollination, seed or bulbils or whatever to accomplish mixing of the species which is unlikely - (didn't happen for me, with onions, garlic and shallots in three rows adjacent to each other), so I would tell you, "do it."
Don't know how over-wintered onions work. Never done it.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2010 at 8:48PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Hottest garlic?
This year I planted trials of nine new varieties of...
Yellow Onions Sprouted in my Kitchen
Hi. I have some big yellow onions that I bought at...
Garlic "forcing" experiment?
Last Fall I intended to plant rocambole garlic cloves...
How Many Varieties of Garlic Chives?
I'm not sure if there are specific varieties of the...
RedSun (Zone 6, NJ)
Garlic green die back?
So my garlic bulbs must have sprouted in November during...
Sponsored Products
Yellow Multi-Tulip Moss Twig Basket Arrangement
$29.99 | zulily
Trio of Succulent Arrangement Set
$24.99 | zulily
Jade Sedona Red Fusion Yoga Mat - 568R
$107.95 | Hayneedle
Avignon Trellis
$399.00 | FRONTGATE
Jane Seymour Light Green Tulip Magnolia 24-in. Wreath - P4085-LG
$181.75 | Hayneedle
Leisure Season Raised Planter Box - RPB6107
$161.98 | Hayneedle
From The Tree Top Clock
| Dot & Bo
Metal Flower Tabletop Arrangement
$11.99 | zulily
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™