do you grow garlic?

natal(Louisiana 8b)August 3, 2009

I've been visiting the Gourmet Garlic Gardens site and thinking about trying a little garlic in the fall garden. I would've loved to try some of the Creole varieties, but most are either not available this year or only available as part of a sampler assortment.

If you grow garlic where do you buy your bulbs? Which varieties have the most success?

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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

I heard Felder Rushing say on Friday's radio program that you should plant it in October and plan to harvest the bulbs next spring. He said if a flower stem comes up, to break it off so the plant's energy will be forced into the bulbs. You can just buy a bulb of garlic at the grocery, break it apart, and plant the cloves.

I planted some this way back in the spring. The greens were pretty and very delicious in salads and stir fries, but, of course, when our heat moved in, it quit.

I am going to try again this fall.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 1:37PM
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glenn9643(z8 MS)

I don't have garlic now, but planted it several years ago. You can find several varieties available using a google search.
I always planted mine around Thanksgiving and harvested it the next spring.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2009 at 5:38PM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

Since I only have a small area to dedicate to garlic I guess I'll see what I can find locally.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 11:47AM
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