Return to the Allium Forum | Post a Follow-Up

New Garlic Shoots - New to Growing Garlic

Posted by ca_cherry_grower (My Page) on
Tue, May 3, 11 at 20:18

I live in Central California. I planted a big patch of Garlic this past January. Everything looked normal and the plants grew well. I noticed however, that new growth is coming out near the bottom of the stalks. There are multiple skinny looking stalks growing up around the old stalks. Is this normal?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: New Garlic Shoots - New to Growing Garlic

January is a bit too late to be planting garlic here in California. You should have planted them in September or October.

Sometimes very large cloves are actually "siamese twins" and they will have two sets of foliage. I am growing Korean Red which seems to have that characteristic more than the others I grow.

RE: New Garlic Shoots - New to Growing Garlic


Thanks for the info! Is there anything I need to do or just leave the shoots? I hope I still get good garlic being I planted them too late in January.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Allium Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here