Soaking Cloves before planting?
I have grown garlic for the last three years with good success for the most part. As I prepare to plant this year's crop I was reviewing websites for tips on planting garlic. (Always trying to learn new things)
One site suggested soaking the cloves in in a baking soda and liquid seaweed overnight and then giving them a 3-4 minute rinse in rubbing alcohol before peeling and quickly planting. The concept being, the soaking and rinse gives each clove an energy boost and kills pests or pest eggs and any pathogens within the cloves.
I am only planting 40 or so cloves so it would be easy for me to do but I was wondering if anyone else does this or something similar. I wouldn't even ask, but I do find pre-soaking my regular seeds helps with germination.