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Old 04-23-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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Question Garlic?

I have a head of garlic that has spouted... can I just plant the cloves?

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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Yes, you can. We do it regularly.
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Green sprout up or down?
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:34 PM   #4
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Up, toward the sky Separate the cloves and plant them separately and they will make new heads. Here's more detailed information: My Store Bought Garlic sprouted.... - Allium Forum - GardenWeb
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:45 PM   #6
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Yup, got a couple of cloves that are going to go in the ground soon here, I hope it isn't too late to get em started?
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:47 PM   #7
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Doesn't the soil have to be a bit sandy or porous in order to work best?
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #8
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Nope Katie, we just turn the earth and break it up, then plant..Where we are the earth is or was very hard and packed, we added some gypsum and now have some great soil for our garden.

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Okay, this really interests me.....

Tell me what to expect, please.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:29 AM   #10
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Everybody tells me that snails/slugs avoid garlic and similar vegetables but here, they ADORE my spring onions, chives and garlic. One day there is a tub of green, next day a tub of dirt!

From memory, garlic likes a decent amount of water in well draining soil in a sunny position. Stop watering though when the garlic leaves starts to dry out as they should be mature. When the leaves are dead, harvest and store in a cool, dry place, preferably in the dark. Shoe box is ideal. However, I have often been too slack and have just harvested direct from the ground as needed instead. The snails hit last year's crop so I need to go and plant some more this year.
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