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Re: Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/2/2015, 2:57 pm

Without going thru this whole thread, does anyone out there plant garlic in the same box year after year? I never have but this year the only free box is the garlic box.

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Re: Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?

Post  donnainzone5 on 11/2/2015, 3:07 pm

That's a good question.

Some people swear by it.

However, I called a local CSA several months ago and was told never to do so.

My only experience was two years of garlic and onions in the same bed; the second year produced some pretty large garlic!  When I moved the bed last year, the results were pitiful.

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Post  sanderson on 11/2/2015, 8:09 pm

CC, Yes, I'm limited on winter planting.

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Post  Windmere on 3/25/2016, 12:04 pm

You guys remember this thread?  Well I thought I'd resurrect it by asking a "please give me some advice question."

I planted my garlic in October, but I never weeded it until about early February (I think).  Unfortunately, because I failed to weed, my garlic bulbs are really puny right now.  Arggh!  The previous two years I raised garlic, they were quite large by now.

Do you guys think if I add some compost right about now I might be able to rescue these?  Should I be adding compost now anyway?  I never did add compost the previous two years and maybe if I had, my garlic would have been even larger.


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Post  Kelejan on 3/25/2016, 12:20 pm

They look alright to me, Windmere; after all they still have some months to harvesting so plenty of time to grow.

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Re: Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/25/2016, 12:24 pm

They look good to me, too. I vote to add it now if you haven't done it yet this year. I added compost to mine once the compost defrosted, along with adding it to all my other boxes, too. It's a spring thing. I'll add some more when the garlic is about 6"- 8" tall around mid season.

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Post  Windmere on 3/25/2016, 2:16 pm

Thanks for your advice you guys.  Your comments were reassuring.  I'll add some more compost.   Smile

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Post  sanderson on 4/8/2016, 2:35 am

Has anyone moved garlic at this time of the year? The stems are just starting to thicken and they are a long way from forming cloves. I need the box.

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Post  yolos on 4/8/2016, 9:03 am

@sanderson wrote:Has anyone moved garlic at this time of the year?  The stems are just starting to thicken and they are a long way from forming cloves.  I need the box.
I need my planting area also but I have never tried transplanting.

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Post  Kelejan on 4/8/2016, 11:20 am

sanderson. build another box.  I know you need one.

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Re: Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?

Post  sanderson on 4/8/2016, 3:08 pm

Where would I put this new box?? rofl

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/8/2016, 5:28 pm

@sanderson wrote:Where would I put this new box?? rofl  
sanderson, you need to think "outside the box".  Laughing

I think what you need is a skyscraper approach. Go multiple floors with a good space between floors (SFG boxes) to allow light to get to each level. Of course you will need ladders (or an elevator) and a safety harness when tending to the boxes higher up.

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Re: Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/8/2016, 6:01 pm

Sanderson,

I moved a garlic, some onions, and a couple of Egyptian walking onions recently.  So far, they're doing well.

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Post  Kelejan on 4/8/2016, 6:53 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Where would I put this new box?? rofl  
sanderson, you need to think "outside the box".  Laughing

I think what you need is a skyscraper approach. Go multiple floors with a good space between floors (SFG boxes) to allow light to get to each level. Of course you will need ladders (or an elevator) and a safety harness when tending to the boxes higher up.
 TD, sanderson would need planning permission for a start.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/8/2016, 7:07 pm

lol! No idea how/whether to move it. Try it, all that can happen worst case is lose a few?

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Re: Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?

Post  sanderson on 4/8/2016, 8:01 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:Sanderson,

I moved a garlic, some onions, and a couple of Egyptian walking onions recently.  So far, they're doing well.
When did you originally start the garlic and onions?  In the fall?  These were planted in Oct.

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Post  camprn on 4/9/2016, 7:53 am

@sanderson wrote:Has anyone moved garlic at this time of the year?  The stems are just starting to thicken and they are a long way from forming cloves.  I need the box.
what do you need the box for?

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Re: Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?

Post  sanderson on 4/9/2016, 2:28 pm

Cantaloupes and winter squash with tall trellises.  No other place for them.


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Re: Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?

Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/9/2016, 5:52 pm

hungry
@sanderson wrote:Cantaloupes and winter squash with tall trellises.  No other place for them.
hungry

I love melons.  Summer defined!


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