Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Mid-South: December 2016
by sanderson Today at 3:39 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by sanderson Today at 3:35 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by sanderson Today at 3:30 am

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by sanderson Today at 2:57 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson Today at 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson Today at 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson Today at 2:50 am

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by sanderson Today at 2:34 am

» New Member
by sanderson Today at 2:30 am

» Live and learn
by sanderson Today at 1:34 am

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:28 am

» New England, December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:37 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:03 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:46 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker Yesterday at 5:17 pm

» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:59 pm

» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:29 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:14 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:12 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by Kelejan Yesterday at 4:08 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:59 pm

» Fusion Life Brands Power XL pressure cooker
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:39 pm

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:14 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:52 pm

» Winter Gardens - Photos
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:55 am

» Log In
by trolleydriver 12/1/2016, 5:23 pm

» Gnome Pumpkin Pie
by countrynaturals 12/1/2016, 1:22 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 12/1/2016, 12:05 pm

» Greenhouse dreams
by trolleydriver 11/30/2016, 11:18 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Harvesting Garlic

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  camprn on 7/22/2012, 12:34 pm

I have found when I keep adding garlic all the strands become too much to handle, so I thin the strands, cut off the loose leaves, and try to just keep braiding what is left of the main stalk. Also, by twisting the strands before folding over seems to help keep a nice tight braid.

____________________________

40 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13983
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  AvaDGardner on 7/22/2012, 8:50 pm

I'm wondering if mine are going to be like Rooster's. They don't seem to be growing, and I've never had a scape. The package didn't say what kind of neck they were.

I didn't think they would be ready until fall, though.

A Gilroy Garlic company is at the fair. I had a Italian Seasoned Pickled garlic. Interesting...harder than a cuke and not much garlic flavor. I asked if they had brought any of their garlic ice cream, which is to die for...

Ava

AvaDGardner

Female Posts : 631
Join date : 2012-02-17
Location : Garden Grove, CA (still Zone 10b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  RoOsTeR on 7/22/2012, 9:04 pm

@camprn wrote:ROoster, Very nice looking garlic! And good job on braiding. okay clap

I just did my braiding the other day too. Wish I had more garlic to practice with.





WoW Camp! Your garlic is amazing.

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.

RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 3879
Join date : 2011-10-04

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  camprn on 7/22/2012, 9:13 pm

Thanks ROo! Not bad for 24 Sq Feet. I am for sure going to have garlic through to next harvest.

I really think that the bone meal and a little bit of wood ash really help in getting it to bulb up. Top dressing with a good homemade compost round about May helps too, I think. Very Happy

____________________________

40 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13983
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 7/22/2012, 9:54 pm

CampRN, you are correct: a side dressing of compost in May (with bonemeal, in my experience) means bigger heads of garlic. Our local master gardeners recommend a side dressing in April, and another in third week of May, but this is Oregon and YMMV. Our garlic headed up and matured a full two weeks earlier than last year. Warmer soil, you know. We grew four new (to us) varieties of garlic this year. Four were very satisfying: China Pink (very early), Mt. St. Helens Red (early part of mid-season), and Asian Tempest (mid-season). Sevilla Sunset was a complete bust--I think it was contaminated with some sort of blight--we pulled it and immediately burned it. The last variety harvested was Bavarian Purple, beautiful big heads, nice flavor. Except for Sevilla Sunset, cloves of all the other four will be replanted with our mainstay: Spanish Roja for next year. What's your favorite?

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  plantoid on 7/22/2012, 11:53 pm


My normal garlic

But I don't know what variety this is I've never come across such a variety before .... it developed scrapes then each plant broke out in a rash and made several curly new softish stems each iof which led down to an individual bulb as in the picture ..... any ideas ?

It is only 18 inches or so tall, where a the stuff in the top picture got to 58 inches or so tall .


plantoid

Male Posts : 3635
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 65

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  Turan on 7/23/2012, 12:13 am

That looks like a shallot or a multiplier onion. My walking onions do that also. Does it smell like garlic? I have seen garlic do that if I miss one and do not pull it. Then if conditions are right (moist) it will split and each clove will start growing again.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast

Turan

Female Posts : 1998
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  plantoid on 7/23/2012, 12:38 am

Yep they smell like good honest garlic , the main stem comes right up out the middle and the bulbs are around it .
You've got me thinking .. I did transplant them into MM as they were sown on 11 NOV last year and it was only in early march this year that I finally managed to convert all the beds over to MM from a mix of mother earth and manure .

It looks like I have a decent November 2012 bulb stock for next years garlic .
They will follow on nicely from cleared carrot squares , all the cleared salad stuff & peas .
Thanks for the input.

The necked garlic were also sown at the same time and moved the same day but It could well be that these are the soft stemmed varieties .

plantoid

Male Posts : 3635
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 65

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  Icemaiden on 7/23/2012, 7:31 am

@RoOsTeR wrote:I've harvested all my garlic. All of my softnecks developed individual bulbs. They are small heads but all formed. Basically none of my hardneck garlic formed individual bulbs. They are all just one single head...Anyway, I was curious how to go about braiding garlic and found this video:

Did your hardneck single bulbs look like these?


That was all I got last year. I kept the little bulbs and replanted them in the autumn and this year they came out looking like this (or at least the first few did, I've left some in to see if they grow even bigger):


I also planted a few more cloves of garlic which again came out as little round bulbs. They did not have much in the way of green tops and did not get scapes. The replanted bulbs did get scapes however.

From this limited experience it seems to me that here where the growing season is short and cool, I need two years to grow hardneck garlic. I've not seen this written anywhere - but then again I had never heard of hardneck garlic until my 2 yearold plants put out scapes this summer!

Has anyone else found that their garlic takes two years? October-July followed by October-July.

Icemaiden

Posts : 334
Join date : 2010-04-27
Location : Iceland

View user profile http://squarefootgardening-kate.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Harvesting Garlic

Post  Sponsored content Today at 6:39 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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