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Too Late for garlic?

Posted by cymraes 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 27, 13 at 23:42

Is it too late to plant garlic? I am in the Sierra foothills, zone 8.

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RE: Too Late for garlic?

Nope, good to plant until at least December or Jan.


RE: Too Late for garlic?

Never too late for garlic

RE: Too Late for garlic?

The later you plant, the smaller the garlic head. So, plant asap.

RE: Too Late for garlic?

Whenever my store bought garlic starts to grow, I plant the cloves. I plant all year. Never had a problem here in zone 9-a. My biggest problem was for years I lived in a HOA, and the workers would steal my drying garlic that I hung in the bougainvillaea bushes!

RE: Too Late for garlic?

Nice to know about garlic. I decided last week-end that I should start growing my own garlic, and I think I will follow the suggestion of planting anything that has green sprouts. I still have some garlic that I got at a Farmers' Market (Mar Vista), and so I will plant some of that.

Does garlic need any special soil requirements? I have some Society Garlic in my yard, and so I assume if that does okay that regular garlic should as well. Should I plant it in pots to get better soil/drainage? My soil does not drain well.


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