newbie - can garlic grow in 1/2 barrel?

linda021025(6B)September 29, 2007

Hi all.

Newbie to garlic here! I'm cramped for space - condo - is it possible to grow garlic in a 1/2 whiskey barrel? I think it's a solid zone 5.

Thanks!

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makalu_gw(z5b NY)

Yep, shouldn't be a problem if you keep the soil fertility reasonably high and you're planting hardnecks. I normally grow most in the ground but due to work in another state I grew out a few cloves in 12" pots this year - 2 per pot of Killarney Red since they're compact to begin with - and ended up with 2" heads. You'll need to have full sun and keep them watered well especially during bulb formation but you can easily get both a section of garlic for heads and another, planted closely, for garlic scallions in a 1/2 whiskey barrel.

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