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Have I killed my garlic?

Posted by hamiltongardener 6a (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 15, 08 at 18:40

I planted my garlic last fall and after a good frost, covered the growing tips with a few inched of straw. When covered, the size of the growth ranged from just an inch of a tip popping out of the ground to a couple with 3-4 inches of growth and 3-4 separate leaves. Some obviously grew faster than others during a late warm spell last fall.

I have now uncovered my garlic only to find that those growing tips are yellow pieces of mush. I have not dug into the soil to see if the bulbs are mush too.

Should I expect renewed growth out of these or should I just start over and plant new cloves right now?

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RE: Have I killed my garlic?

I almost always get some tip burn due to deep freezes but yellow pieces of mush sound more severe and I've only seen that when the garlic drowned. I'd carefully dig around a couple of cloves and see if they are still firm - if they are, you should get nice new growth very soon. I hope you find that it's just the tops ...

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