Does Anyone Grow Garlic?

nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)September 22, 2011

We use a fair amount of garlic, and I'm wondering if it grows well?

Does any kind of underground creature get at it? Yes or No would be a fine answer. I really don't want to picture whatever it is or I may stop eating garlic, LOL!

Is it worth growing or is it just as easy to buy it at the store?


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Plant it now.

Nothing touches it, at least when I grow it.

It's worth growing. It's cheap to buy the bulbs, you get a zillion from one because each clove makes a new bulb. You can get really pungent varieties too, which I like.

Virtually all garlic in stores is from China, believe it or not.

Garlic is a zone 0 plant. It grows whenever the ground isn't frozen.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 12:56PM
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north53 Z1b MB(zone 1b Canada)

I grow garlic and it's great. I make sure to get the cloves planted by thanksgiving. I plant the hard necked garlic variety. I don't understand why the stores all sell the stuff from China. This is a crop that grows great here. I've never had any pest at all and it doesn't take up much space either.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 2:17PM
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I grew it for the first time last year. We got a good crop from what we planted. We bought the stock from Richter's Herbs. They carry a nice variety. Years ago I watched a show about garlic and the guy said the only pest he ever had was groundhogs. He now puts chicken wire on the bottom of his raised beds. Marg

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 6:55PM
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Well that settles it then.

I just called Botanus and they've added Music Hardneck and Legacy Rocambole Hardneck to my order =:)

I was going to call SaltSpring Island Seeds, as I understand they have good garlic, but I've never ordered from them before, so I just added to my Botanus order.

Thanks fellow Gardenwebers =:D

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 7:42PM
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