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Garlic varities in a low tunnel

Posted by seedeater 5 (lynford.miller@yahoo.com) on
Sat, Nov 30, 13 at 11:56

Does anyone have any experience growing garlic in a hoophouse? If so, which varieties are the best to use?


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RE: Garlic varities in a low tunnel

To my understanding, garlic can take the cold, freeze, snow and what not. So I don't see a need for growing it under hoop. Unless, maybe, the purpose is to accelerate its bulbing and maturity.


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RE: Garlic varities in a low tunnel

Yes, the best use of a protected winter growing space in your climate would be growing less-hardy turbans or other early-maturing strains, or growing garlic-scallions ("gallions") to eat during the winter months. Great use for stored garlic that wants to sprout.


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  • Posted by gjcore 5 South Aurora Co. (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 3, 13 at 20:46

Don't some varieties of garlic prefer full winter conditions?


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RE: Garlic varities in a low tunnel

Creoles, artichokes and silverskins all do well in a warmer climate so ought to be good in your tunnel house.

Here is a link that might be useful: garlic varieties


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elephant garlic from Niagara Falls.


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RE: Garlic varities in a low tunnel

Thanks guys for your input. My purpose of the low tunnel is to accelerate bulbing and maturity to capture the early market. I attended a high/low tunnel meeting and they said this would accelerate maturity by 3 or 4 weeks. I suspect that results would vary with the different varieties that are available.


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RE: Garlic varities in a low tunnel

In early Jan., I installed a low tunnel on a garlic bed that's my earliest variety- siskiyou purple. We'll see what happens. :)


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