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Old 05-25-2012, 01:21 AM   #31
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Thanks bliss I have only grown same year onions, garlic and shallots before and they did not scape.
I think its a myth about supermarkets spraying the veg so it cant sprout, so you have to pay more at the garden centre.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:03 PM   #32
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I don't see any problem with planting garden center or supermarket garlic/shallots/onions. The only warning I've heard is sometimes they spray them with a chemical to stop them from spouting. I don't think all places do that.
It seems unlikely because any added chemicals would have to be proven food safe for human consumption.

I've often planted supermarket garlic when it got overly ripe and started to sprout. (Sprouting garlic cloves taste different to me, unappealing.) I think it's a great way to dispose of the overly ripe garlic and they become next year's garlic from the garden.
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