I'm getting ready to plant my garlic. When I break up the bulb into cloves, do I peel all the paper off the cloves I am going to plant? Some say yes and some say no. Thanx.
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Ohforgoodnesssakes, there's a whole Allium Forum here on GardenWeb!
I think you'll find all the information you need there; if not, please come back and ask!
Personally, I think it's a little early to plant. I wait until October to plant the garlic. You want to give it some time to get roots established, but not get a lot of above-ground growth going. As for the papery covering, I remove the very loose pieces, but don't strip the clove "nekkid".
I wish you success with your garlic. I love to look out through the winter and see the shoots, but, of course, that doesn't compare with sampling the harvest!