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Old Monday 25th June 2012, 10:23
weltonmark weltonmark is offline  
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Failed garlic?

Last year I planted some garlic in my veg patch. The garlic came as bulbs and, as I believed it to be correct, I broke the bulbs into individual cloves and planted those.

Over the last few months the plants have grown and I went to harvest them on Saturday. However, on digging two of the plants up, instead of getting new garlic bulbs I got very little garlic - looked almost like baby onions.

Have I done something wrong or is it just far too early to harvest them?
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Old Monday 25th June 2012, 11:17
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I think it might be a bit early to harvest them. I seem to remember harvesting mine at the end of August/beginning of September.

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Old Monday 25th June 2012, 18:15
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Hi, here are a couple of advice sheets that may be of interest to you.

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Old Wednesday 4th July 2012, 08:53
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I planted my garlic last October and harvested it last week. Not the best crop ever but I put that down to the very cold weather we had in Jan/Feb this year. You will know when it is time to harvest - the tops go from green to light brown and keel over.
They do need well prepared ground with a scattering of fertilizer.
Better luck this/next year!
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