I planted my garlic just before a mild frost we have had temps in the 60's with nights in the 40's - zone 5
Now I see my garlic is up about 3 inches...is that bad? Did I jump the gun and plant it too early?
Do I have to buy more garlic and begin again or is everything okay? Thanks for the help.
Here in WA my garlic gets frozen back 2-3 times every winter- but it comes back just great- I think the tops being nipped back may help the flavor- I grow some really tasting garlic. I put mine in ground 4 days ago, after heeling the cloves in for about 10 days. They already had grown about 2" of roots- they are rarin' to go!
My garlic sprouted early too, and I am a mountainous zone 5 so can get cold. If severe cold threatens, I keep a supply of leaves at the garlic bed and mulch it heavily. WE can get -20 degrees sometimes for a week or better, so anything below 15 above, I mulch.