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leaving garlic in the ground over the wintergarlic

Posted by mollyjanea z5 RI (My Page) on
Sat, May 31, 14 at 11:53

just wondering what would garlic do if left to grow for an extra year?


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RE: leaving garlic in the ground over the wintergarlic

Every clove would sprout so you'd have a cluster of plants growing in a small area and both the plant and bulb size would diminish considerably. In the thread linked below I uploaded a photo last year of what it would look like if you leave garlic in the ground (it's the 8th post down).

Rodney

Here is a link that might be useful: Why not plant garlic in Aug/Sept?


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RE: leaving garlic in the ground over the wintergarlic

It so happens I did this (totally by accident) last year, and discovered two clumps of plants sprouting this spring from where I had failed to find and harvest the bulbs last year. Instead of letting them be, I separated each tiny plant early this spring and replanted with more space, to experiment. They are growing happily and should be ready for harvest in a month or two. If you are interested, I will be happy to let you know what my eventual results are regarding size of bulb.


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