Mold on seed garlic -- can it be salvaged?
Okay I think I did a stupid thing. :/ I sorted my garlic into heads based on size, then also separated out the heads that were damaged. I divided the damaged heads into cloves, reserving the larger ones to replant next year, while setting aside the others to use.
I thought the cloves would keep a month or so until planting, but I'm now starting to see blue penicillium mold on some of them, mostly right at the bottom end where you plant them.
1. Can I still plant these? I'd guess the plants won't grow well.
2. Is it safe to use the other cloves that were in the box but don't seem mold-infected yet, or should I assume none of this is safe to plant?
3. Any way to kill the mold while preserving the viability of the cloves? Maybe washing them in something or using an organic dusting agent (sulfur?)