results of spring planted garlic
as a result of moving last fall and not being able to plant garlic due rainy season, i planted 200 cloves in a raised bed i made from 2x10x12 boards. i filled the bed with about a 50:50 mix of topsoil, and horse manure. cloves were planted in may 5 inches apart in rows 6 inches apart. i had mixed results. early growth was impressive. some varieties however never bulbed up. these were mostly hard necks. instead of forming a bulb, what i have is something looking like a green onion. i had very few scapes form which seemed odd. foilage also stayed pretty green even late in the year. when i finally did dig them, some of the plants had sprouting cloves growing into the stem. some artichoke types bulbed up or partially bulbed up, but the cloves are still fused together making it impossible to separate and replant. i planted a couple of the fused bulbs, hoping i can separate cloves next year.
i am wondering if i can replant any of the hard necks that did not bulb up. think they will bulb up next year.
comments, suggestions, shared experiences appreciated