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Garlic planting

Posted by silversolara (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 26, 07 at 17:07

My father wants to grow garlic . . . he lives in Southwestern Pennsylvania . . . I tried some of the sites you suggested.

Do these places sell bulbs to plant?

Any other suggestions . . . .also how far apart do you plant garlic and how much would one pound of garlic cover area wise.

THANKS.


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RE: Garlic planting

I planted my first ever garlic last November. I purchased a starter pack from Filaree Farm (they're online). We live in Southern Indiana zone 5. They sent a small booklet that gave planting directions, so it was pretty simple. My advice is to order soon, as the most popular bulbs sell out quickly.

Mary Ann


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RE: Garlic planting

Where in Southwestern PA does he live? I live in Pittsburgh and I planted my garlic back in October, here's how they looked on June 7...

I ordered my garlic from from www.TheGarlicStore.com and www.SeedsofChange.com.

Next time, I will plant 5-6" apart (I planted some about 4" apart). I only planted the biggest cloves and cooked the smaller ones. And some varieties have 4-6 cloves while others have 9-18 cloves per bulb.


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RE: Garlic planting

I've experimented with planting spacing from year to year. Seems, (for me anyway) that planting at least 6" apart yields the best results.


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