--hardneck garlic--when is it ready--

t-bob(west wa)July 24, 2013

Hi folks, this is the first year that i have ever planted hard neck garlic. I have always just planted soft neck so i can braid it easy. This year i planted both, and last week my soft fell and so i knew it was time to harvest. WILL THE HARD NECK ALSO FALL? How do i know when it is ready? It was planted on the same day as the soft neck, do you think the hard neck is ready to be pulled?thanks for any info--Bob

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still_kris(z17 NoCA)

There is a forum specifically for garlic and other alliums. You will find nearly all you might need to know about garlic there.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 9:26AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Garlics should be harvested way before top falls.
You should've harvested them when they had about 5 green leaves while the stem is standing. When the top falls down, the wraps around the cloves get soft ... and the cloves bust out. Nothing wrong with the garlics , but they will not store well.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 2:29AM
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