Return to the Allium Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Top setting garlic bulbs

Posted by sami_k (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 8, 10 at 16:51

A friend and I both planted the same variety of hard necked garlic (organic from the Farmer's market but not sure what kind). Mine acted as garlic should. I had only a few scapes which I cut off and the garlic did quite well for our summer without summer in my area.

HIS ended up with clusters of top setting bulbs with flowers coming on top of (out of?) the tiny bulbs. He used tomato fertilizer and I used a more balanced all veggie one.

So his question is -- are these minibulbs viable? Can he plant them and expect to get something?


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Top setting garlic bulbs


he can plant all those bubils if he wants to, and he will get either a undivided bulb called a round or a smaller fully divided bulb. it depends on the variety you have there. plant the bulbils about an inch deep, and closer together than a normal size clove. he will have full size bulbs within 2 years.


RE: Top setting garlic bulbs

Thanks Keith. Good to know!

 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