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elephant garlic leaves cracking

Posted by thorspippi z9/s14 CA (Sac) (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 5, 05 at 6:10

newbie with a purple thumb, here.

Planted this elephant garlic last fall. They grew (slowly) all winter. Then started growing amazingly when it began to warm up. Now, some of the leaves are cracking, sorta bending in half.

Is this a problem?

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RE: elephant garlic leaves cracking

That's just the normal aging process of the plant. The leaf center ribs aren't woody enough to support the leaf after awhile. Regular leeks will do the same thing.


RE: elephant garlic leaves cracking

YAY!!!!!! I'm SO relieved! These garlics are hopefully going to be my very first harvest of anything.

RE: elephant garlic leaves cracking

  • Posted by coho z8/9 N. Calif (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 8, 05 at 0:43

Elephants are fun to raise, but try a purple stripe hardneck too. They have more flavor.

RE: elephant garlic leaves cracking

Ah yes I agree But Elephant garlic makes the best homemade garlic powder !

RE: elephant garlic leaves cracking

I hope to grow other kinds in the future, but right now, I'm focused on getting at least ONE plant to live all the way to harvest. That would be a banner day for me. :-)

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