Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

nygardener(z6 New York)October 31, 2007

I was lulled by the long Indian Summer into waiting to put my garlic in the ground. Is it a waste of time at this point? Here's the forecast:

Here is a link that might be useful: Weather forecast

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aka_peggy(Central Md 6b)

Go for it! You still have time...so long as the ground isn't frozen.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 1:27PM
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korney19(z6a Buffalo, NY)

I just finished planting mine here this afternoon... I still have some elephant cloves that I will find some room for somewhere. As long as the ground isn't frozen you should be fine.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 6:45PM
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nygardener(z6 New York)

Excellent. (rubs hands together greedily)

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 7:59PM
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nygardener(z6 New York)

Excellent. (rubs hands together greedily)

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 8:03PM
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nfppp

hi all here in e tn iv planted till jan just to see how they would do oct to jan,, not that much dif. later butch

    Bookmark   November 2, 2007 at 8:08PM
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TJG911(z5b CT)

no, i planted mine yesterday.

columbus day is the day to plant, supposedly to allow root growth to anchor the clove against heaving as the ground freezes and thaws. i was told by a couple of vermonters last month that they planted in mid december and had no problems. they are 1/2 up the state so if they did that i really question this columbus day thing.

tom

    Bookmark   November 6, 2007 at 12:39PM
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vermontlove(4)

I just planted mine and do not know if it requires immediate watering. My husband says no, lets be cautious, I say, everything needs water after you plant it. What should we do? thanks!!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2007 at 11:22AM
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nygardener(z6 New York)

It needs moist, not wet, conditions to sprout. I say don't water it. The next rain will be plenty.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2007 at 7:10PM
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aka_peggy(Central Md 6b)

I've never watered when planting. I think it will be more important to water next spring unless you get sufficient moisture. Garlic knows when to sprout and since you're in Vermont, you'll no doubt have a snow cover.

Hubby is right. Ouch, that hurts to say, LOL!

:)

    Bookmark   November 12, 2007 at 10:24AM
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