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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/14/2018, 7:20 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:I plant my hardnecks around Halloween each year.  Typically, they're ready for harvest in mid-July.
Ditto.
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/14/2018, 8:09 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:
@donnainzone5 wrote:I plant my hardnecks around Halloween each year.  Typically, they're ready for harvest in mid-July.
Ditto.
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Post  Turan on 4/14/2018, 9:16 pm

But, it needs to be remembered that all of our northern planted garlic takes a 4-5 month nap, unlike sanderson's garlic. So our timetable is not relevant. I have found that I can plant garlic in early April and it will have enough cold temperatures to bulb properly and be pulled in August. Translating timetable to sanderson planting in November her garlic should be ready to pull now, which is what it looks like, but seems not all made bulbs.
Did you give them a cold period in the fridge like you would for tulips?

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/15/2018, 1:01 am

@Turan wrote:But, it needs to be remembered that all of our northern planted garlic takes a 4-5 month nap, unlike sanderson's garlic. So our timetable is not relevant.  I have found that I can plant garlic in early April and it will have enough cold temperatures to bulb properly and be pulled in August.  Translating timetable to sanderson planting in November her garlic should be ready to pull now, which is what it looks like, but seems not all made bulbs.
Did you give them a cold period in the fridge like you would for tulips?
RIGHT!!!
She is planting soft neck.  Very different, sanderson, do you have any experience with this plant?
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Post  sanderson on 4/15/2018, 1:37 am

Here's my history of garlic growing.  And no, the garlic arrived so late that it went right into the ground.  I think for this Oct 2018, I will buy some from the grocery (most are soft neck) and wrap in paper towels and put in the frig for a couple of weeks.  Unless this batch actually turns out decent.

2013  Planted cloves in March.  

2014  Planted fall of 2013.

2015  Planted fall of 2014.  I think I bought to ones on the right - hard necks, which don't do well in southern lats.

The garlic festival is held in August which makes me think the garlic was harvest in July. ??? https://gilroygarlicfestival.com/

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/15/2018, 8:00 am

I was thinking about your garlic during the night, Sanderson. Seems to me that you should let it do it's thing without interference. It looks healthy and on the verge of finishing. I always wait for 5 dead bottom leaves before pulling. And it takes weeks for that to occur here starting from the first dead leaf. So maybe your garlics will all bulb up by 5 dead leaves. But since I know nada about your area or the soft necks, take that with a grain of salt.

Looks like you have enough to experiment with in a few different ways. Also, maybe you could call the supplier for help if need be.
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Post  sanderson on 4/15/2018, 1:31 pm

CC, Let's see. YOU were thinking about MY garlic during the night. Yep, that sounds about right for us. Razz

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Post  sanderson on 4/30/2018, 2:16 am

I harvested one of the larger garlic yesterday.  I think it needed a few more days.  The leaves are dying off but now I think it is due to not enough water for a few days.   Embarassed  

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 4/30/2018, 9:26 am

@sanderson wrote:I harvested one of the larger garlic yesterday.  I think it needed a few more days.  The leaves are dying off but now I think it is due to not enough water for a few days.   Embarassed  
I agree that looks like it needs longer - but I also thought you were supposed to stop watering garlic a few weeks before harvest...?
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Post  sanderson on 4/30/2018, 2:16 pm

Maybe the correct words are cut back on watering. Wink

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/30/2018, 9:55 pm

Good looking plant, sanderson, just didn’t bulb up enough!  Another couple weeks?
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Post  sanderson on 4/30/2018, 10:43 pm

I agree.

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Post  sanderson on 5/23/2018, 4:35 pm

Harvested 2' x 4' bed today.  Some are splitting, some are great and some are small.  This is a 2' x 4' on wheels, yet the Mel's Mix was loaded with worms!  Built it and they will come.

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Post  ispinwool on 5/24/2018, 9:59 am

I use TONS of garlic but have never had much luck growing it.
Your pics have inspired me!  I think I need to try again.
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Post  sanderson on 5/24/2018, 4:11 pm

You are probably in the "hard neck" garlic zone. This is the first time my garlic had a bed where they could stay in as long as they needed.

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Post  ispinwool on 5/24/2018, 4:55 pm

@sanderson wrote:You are probably in the "hard neck" garlic zone.  This is the first time my garlic had a bed where they could stay in as long as they needed.  
Thanks for the tip.  I'll do some research and see how it goes.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/24/2018, 9:54 pm

@ispinwool wrote:I use TONS of garlic but have never had much luck growing it.
Your pics have inspired me!  I think I need to try again.
Yeah,plant hardneck, ispinwool.  Pinetree has a great German variety they sell in the Fall, I highly recommend it.  It truly can take the weather, gives you scapes, (YUM), and is a nice garlicky flavor, not ridiculously bitey like some homegrown varieties can be like!

https://www.superseeds.com/
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Post  ispinwool on 5/25/2018, 6:09 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:
@ispinwool wrote:I use TONS of garlic but have never had much luck growing it.
Your pics have inspired me!  I think I need to try again.
Yeah,plant hardneck, ispinwool.  Pinetree has a great German variety they sell in the Fall, I highly recommend it.  It truly can take the weather, gives you scapes, (YUM), and is a nice garlicky flavor, not ridiculously bitey like some homegrown varieties can be like!

https://www.superseeds.com/
...may I inquire: what's a "scape"?
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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/25/2018, 11:14 am

Here's a photo; they're delicious chopped and added to salads, soups, sautees, and egg dishes.

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Post  ispinwool on 5/25/2018, 2:19 pm

Thanks for the photo...I never would have figured it out!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/5/2018, 5:19 pm

Speaking of scapes!  Guess what I am going to be eating soon??!!!!  Scapes! I love you  My German hardneck is putting them up, so will get some soon!  I plan to start by adding them to a chicken stir fry with that cauliflower “rice”.  YUMMO!!!
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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/6/2018, 11:36 am

I'm seeing my first scapes of the season--about two weeks earlier than usual.  I hope the bulbs have time to get larger!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/6/2018, 8:17 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:I'm seeing my first scapes of the season--about two weeks earlier than usual.  I hope the bulbs have time to get larger!
What has your spring been like, Donna?  Here, we are a bit behind, but not much really...
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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/7/2018, 1:48 pm

Scorpio,

Temps here have had their ups and downs all spring!

Last month, however, was officially about 8F above the norm.

On May 30, however, my own low was 28.  This morning, 46.  Does that give you any idea?   Shocked
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/7/2018, 10:02 pm

Same here, very labile!  Just interesting.  Sort of!

Making th stir guy thing tomorrow!
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