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Post  landarch on 1/26/2013, 4:13 pm

At a recent seed exchange, I was able to pick up a couple different types of garlic bulbs (a clump of elephant garlic, and some individual sections of garlic that are about the size of a fingernail), as well as a tuber of Jeruselum Atrichoke.

Does anyone have any tips/directions for my zone (5) for these?

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Post  camprn on 1/26/2013, 4:21 pm

Plant the garlic in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant the JA tubers outside of the SFG away from everything else, unless you make a dedicated bed for them. Very Happy

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Post  cheyannarach on 1/27/2013, 9:53 pm

thinking My garlic won't ship from Territorial Seed until September...

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Post  littlejo on 1/27/2013, 10:00 pm

Most garlic is planted in the fall, but you can plant early spring if you already have your garlic.
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Post  camprn on 1/27/2013, 10:01 pm

@cheyannarach wrote: thinking My garlic won't ship from Territorial Seed until September...
Oh dear, I would guess they need to grow it first. Shocked It's fall planting in the north.

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Post  cheyannarach on 1/27/2013, 10:17 pm

That's what I thought, but it will be fun to plant something new that time of year as all of my warm weather crops start to leave me!

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Post  gwennifer on 1/28/2013, 1:15 am

@landarch wrote:At a recent seed exchange, I was able to pick up a couple different types of garlic bulbs (a clump of elephant garlic, and some individual sections of garlic that are about the size of a fingernail), as well as a tuber of Jeruselum Atrichoke.

Does anyone have any tips/directions for my zone (5) for these?

There is a Rookie Topic that was written about Jerusalem Artichokes:
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t6834-friday-s-rookie-post-iiisunroots

Be sure to read through the comments to see more pictures and glean additional info! Also, scroll down to the bottom of page 2 on this thread to see where I learned about them. There's a link to a WiseGeek article and a YouTube video about growing them:
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t13108p15-pnw-july-updates

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Post  landarch on 1/28/2013, 9:28 am

Gwennifer, thanks for the information...read through the links and it looks like the J. artichoke would be way too big for any space I have available. I'll give it to some friends who have more room.

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