Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Garlic planting Toplef10Garlic planting 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Garlic planting I22gcj10Garlic planting 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Garlic planting Toplef10Garlic planting 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Garlic planting I22gcj10Garlic planting 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Tomatoes not having growth
by OhioGardener Today at 10:50 am

» N & C Midwest—May 2024
by OhioGardener Today at 10:02 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener Today at 9:58 am

» What do I do with tomato plants?
by OhioGardener Today at 9:34 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 4:44 pm

» Spring Flowers
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:12 pm

» Dealing with Critters in Garden
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/18/2024, 8:53 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener 5/18/2024, 7:02 pm

» Compost not hot
by OhioGardener 5/17/2024, 8:05 am

» First timer in Central Virginia (7b) - newly built beds 2024
by flossy21 5/16/2024, 5:34 pm

» Help me correct my mistakes for next year please
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/16/2024, 4:46 pm

» Cabbage worms
by sanderson 5/16/2024, 1:34 am

» Complicated mixed up bunny poop!
by plantoid 5/14/2024, 7:20 pm

» They don't call 'em garden BEDS for nothing.
by sanderson 5/12/2024, 2:34 am

» Birds of the Garden
by OhioGardener 5/7/2024, 8:26 pm

» Greetings from Southport NC
by sanderson 5/6/2024, 4:36 am

» In the news: Biosolids in Texas.
by sanderson 5/6/2024, 4:19 am

» Rhubarb Rhubarb
by Scorpio Rising 5/5/2024, 7:57 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 5/4/2024, 12:08 am

» question about the digital tools from the sfg site.
by OhioGardener 5/2/2024, 4:50 pm

» Assistance Needed: Sugar Snap Peas Yellowing and Wilting
by Scorpio Rising 5/1/2024, 8:24 pm

» OMG, GMO from an unexpected place.
by sanderson 5/1/2024, 1:57 am

» N & C Midwest: March and April 2024
by Scorpio Rising 4/29/2024, 1:30 pm

» Lovage, has anyone grown, or used
by OhioGardener 4/29/2024, 12:27 pm

» New to SFG in Arlington, Tx
by sanderson 4/26/2024, 3:13 pm

» Soil Blocks: Tutorial In Photos
by OhioGardener 4/25/2024, 5:20 pm

» Manure tea overwintered outside - is it safe to use?
by Mhpoole 4/24/2024, 7:08 pm

» Advice on my blend
by donnainzone5 4/24/2024, 12:13 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 4/24/2024, 8:16 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson 4/22/2024, 2:07 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Garlic planting

+3
CapeCoddess
llama momma
greatgranny
7 posters

Go down

Garlic planting Empty Garlic planting

Post  greatgranny 10/16/2014, 4:43 pm

I planted my garlic and multiplier onions yesterday.  Today I saw a hole in one of the garlic squares.  I stuck my finger in it - diameter wise it was about the size of my thumb - it went almost all the way to the bottom of the box.  I have no idea what would have made the hole.  The clove is still where I placed it.  Any thoughts?
greatgranny
greatgranny

Female Posts : 661
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  llama momma 10/16/2014, 5:17 pm

Have you seen voles around your place?  I don't see them this time of year I think my barn cats hunt them down.  In early spring when I remove the tarps from beds I've found holes similar in diameter like you described.
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4921
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  greatgranny 10/16/2014, 5:40 pm

llama momma wrote:Have you seen voles around your place?  I don't see them this time of year I think my barn cats hunt them down.  In early spring when I remove the tarps from beds I've found holes similar in diameter like you described.
I haven't seen any but that doesn't mean that they are not here.  I have 2 outdoor cats.  Maybe they are getting them.  Any way I can prevent this?  I did put some hardware cloth on the box but I'm sure if they are anything like mice, that won't deter them.
greatgranny
greatgranny

Female Posts : 661
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  llama momma 10/16/2014, 5:54 pm

Even with hardware cloth and tarps over winter, their appearance has been hit or miss.
Tried traps one year, got nothing. 
I went 2 years and saw none.  3rd year I chased one around a box and saw holes here and there.  This year number 4, I think there were a couple holes in early spring but never saw any live ones. My barn cats leave what's left of them around the yard.  I'm leaving it up to the cats since I do spot them lurking around the beds.
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4921
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  greatgranny 10/16/2014, 7:23 pm

Until snow comes I will keep an eye on it.  I hope that the cats will do their thing and bring me the evidence like they always do.
greatgranny
greatgranny

Female Posts : 661
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  greatgranny 9/17/2015, 12:22 pm

Restoring this topic. 

All of the garlic and multiplier onions that I had planted in the fall of 2014 were totally gone in the spring.  Something must have had a feast. 

I thought it could have been voles but have not seen any.  Do voles eat garlic bulbs?  I read somewhere that they don't but that they eat onion sets.  Anyone know about this?  I am going to be planting in late October and don't want to throw away another batch of bulbs that I just purchased from Southern Exposure.  Should I maybe plant them in one of my new table tops?
greatgranny
greatgranny

Female Posts : 661
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  CapeCoddess 9/17/2015, 1:08 pm

Hmm....another case of missing onions...
thinking
I have no idea what would eat onions and garlic.  Sorry.
CC
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 68
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  sanderson 9/17/2015, 3:32 pm

I have lost both onions and garlic - they just rotted away!  I think too much water.  Last winter I covered against excessive rain, and we weren't allowed to water for a couple months.  Much better crops.

If a critter got them, table tops may be your solution? I know I love mine.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
sanderson
sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 21565
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 75
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

https://connect.xfinity.com/appsuite/#!!&app=io.ox/mail&

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  donnainzone5 9/17/2015, 3:54 pm

Like Sanderson, I've often noticed that garlic and onions will rot in wet conditions.
donnainzone5
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2662
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 76
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  greatgranny 9/17/2015, 4:30 pm

sanderson wrote:I have lost both onions and garlic - they just rotted away!  I think too much water.  Last winter I covered against excessive rain, and we weren't allowed to water for a couple months.  Much better crops.

If a critter got them, table tops may be your solution?  I know I love mine.
So what you are saying is that when we plant them in the fall that the wet fall, can cause this to happen?  Other years that I have planted them in the fall, nothing has happened to them and they have survived.  Or are you saying that a wet winter (lots of snow) would do this?  Or a very wet spring?

Living in zone 4 I wonder if I should wait until the beginning of November - unless we have a forecast for a lot of snow before that. 

I have to move the MM from two boxes because of a landscape issue.  I plan on putting all this into the two table tops.  Maybe one of them would be good to use for the garlic and onions.  The drainage would be better there too.
greatgranny
greatgranny

Female Posts : 661
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  Cajun Cappy 9/17/2015, 5:18 pm

This is why my boxes continue to be the 12" high version.  The main reason is they drain well a must in soggy south Louisiana.  My green onions have never rotten since i went to using 12 inch boxes and some times there is standing water around the box.  The down side of course is ya hafta water often in dry times.  We are trying garlic for the first time but we are hopeful with our 12"box.
Cajun Cappy
Cajun Cappy

Male Posts : 662
Join date : 2014-12-06
Age : 66
Location : South Louisiana zone 10

http://cappyandpegody.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  yolos 9/17/2015, 5:57 pm

Last year was my first time planting garlic in the fall.  It rained so much late last winter and early spring I thought it was going to ruin my garlic (but I really didn't know whether it would or not).  At one point, I took all my mulch off the garlic and laid it on a tarp to dry in the sun and then put it back on the garlic.  I also put a hoop cover over the bed and covered it with plastic until the rainy season ended.  I left the sides open so the bed could get air trying to keep things from getting moldy.  It worked but I have no idea if it was really necessary.
yolos
yolos

Female Posts : 4152
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 74
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  greatgranny 9/17/2015, 7:19 pm

The table tops are 9" tall boxes.  Think that plus the fact that the bottoms have spaces for drainage, it might work.  Thanks for all you input.
greatgranny
greatgranny

Female Posts : 661
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

Back to top Go down

Garlic planting Empty Re: Garlic planting

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum