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Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

Posted by nygardener z5-6 New York (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 31, 07 at 5:04

I was lulled by the long Indian Summer into waiting to put my garlic in the ground. Is it a waste of time at this point? Here's the forecast:

Here is a link that might be useful: Weather forecast


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RE: Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

Go for it! You still have time...so long as the ground isn't frozen.


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RE: Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

I just finished planting mine here this afternoon... I still have some elephant cloves that I will find some room for somewhere. As long as the ground isn't frozen you should be fine.


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RE: Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

Excellent. (rubs hands together greedily)


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RE: Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

Excellent. (rubs hands together greedily)


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RE: Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

hi all here in e tn iv planted till jan just to see how they would do oct to jan,, not that much dif. later butch


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RE: Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

no, i planted mine yesterday.

columbus day is the day to plant, supposedly to allow root growth to anchor the clove against heaving as the ground freezes and thaws. i was told by a couple of vermonters last month that they planted in mid december and had no problems. they are 1/2 up the state so if they did that i really question this columbus day thing.

tom


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RE: Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

I just planted mine and do not know if it requires immediate watering. My husband says no, lets be cautious, I say, everything needs water after you plant it. What should we do? thanks!!


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RE: Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

It needs moist, not wet, conditions to sprout. I say don't water it. The next rain will be plenty.


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RE: Too late to plant hardneck garlic?

I've never watered when planting. I think it will be more important to water next spring unless you get sufficient moisture. Garlic knows when to sprout and since you're in Vermont, you'll no doubt have a snow cover.

Hubby is right. Ouch, that hurts to say, LOL!

:)


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