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

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

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?
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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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