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newbie - can garlic grow in 1/2 barrel?

Posted by linda0210 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 29, 07 at 22:44

Hi all.

Newbie to garlic here! I'm cramped for space - condo - is it possible to grow garlic in a 1/2 whiskey barrel? I think it's a solid zone 5.


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RE: newbie - can garlic grow in 1/2 barrel?

Yep, shouldn't be a problem if you keep the soil fertility reasonably high and you're planting hardnecks. I normally grow most in the ground but due to work in another state I grew out a few cloves in 12" pots this year - 2 per pot of Killarney Red since they're compact to begin with - and ended up with 2" heads. You'll need to have full sun and keep them watered well especially during bulb formation but you can easily get both a section of garlic for heads and another, planted closely, for garlic scallions in a 1/2 whiskey barrel.

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