corn gluten at same time as planting garlic?

bob111higgins(z6NJ)August 31, 2007

If I work corn gluten into the soil before planting my fall garlic, will it prevent the cloves from sprouting? Thanks.


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aka_peggy(Central Md 6b)

Bob, since no one else has replied I'll venture a guess. I don't believe that corn gluten meal would present a problem for bulbs, tubers etc. Corn gluten meal inhibits the germination of seeds. I say go for it.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2007 at 5:49PM
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Thanks! aka peggy. What I also would expect. I have only 5 lb to plant and a long time window, so I'll do half and half and report back. If one half doesn't sprout, I'll pull it up and replant farther down the bed. Thanks again.

Bob H

    Bookmark   September 6, 2007 at 8:02PM
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coho(z8/9 N. Calif)

Bob, First time I haven't had to weed garlic and onions extensively 3 or 4 times. No apparent effect on either.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 12:27AM
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Thanks coho, excellent news!

    Bookmark   September 8, 2007 at 10:36AM
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