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phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 29, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5729548

I just Planted mine 2 weeks ago good article and pictures i planted some German Garlic Red this year have my leeks in to Paul

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2008
2:51 PM

Post #5729605

Good for you. When will you harvest in your zone?
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 29, 2008
3:02 PM

Post #5729646

March or April its to hot after April here for it Paul
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #5730537

When do you order garlic? Seems I always miss the boat at ordering time and most companies are out of stock so quickly.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 29, 2008
8:03 PM

Post #5730580

you should be able to get some at a seed and feed store
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #5730630

Oh, I love the feed and seed...better then Nieman's any day! But our local feed stores usually don't carry a large variety and I'm looking to experiment with different cultivars.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 29, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #5730632

try googleing it
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
8:27 PM

Post #5730679

looks like June and July are the best times, i'll mark my calender

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #5730738

I ordered mine in June (from Hood River Garlic) and it was shipped in late August. Too soon to plant in my zone, but I have a root cellar which kept it cool until I planted it in early-mid October.
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
9:26 PM

Post #5730881

Thanks Darius, I was thinking of using Gourmet Garlic Gardens next year. I still can't find an order date on their site, it's kind of hard to navigate. But came across their selection of virus free garlic that intrigues me. Have you heard of growing it for larger bulbs?

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #5731029

No, I haven't heard that bit. Side dressing with minerals (like greensand or Azomite) helps bulb formation too.
leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2008
2:40 AM

Post #5731910

Thanks for a great article, Darius.

I started several years ago with garlics I got at the store and liked. It took about 3 years for them to each acclimate to our zone(these were probably CA grown)but now I have a garlic that I really like that almost peels itself. The bulbs were very nice and large ths year. I'm replanting only the largest cloves of course. I have 54 cloves in one bed and want to plant about that many more. I could eat cooked garlic with butter every day.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2008
1:23 PM

Post #5732897

Yum! That sounds like a good "mess of garlic"!
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #5732928

Sorry, i had meant to post this yesterday. here is the link about virus free garlic.. interesting reading. http://www.gourmetgarlicgardens.com/varietys.htm#anchorvirusfree info is about half way down the page.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2008
1:50 PM

Post #5732978

Thanks!
Volgardner
Knoxville, TN
(Zone 7b)

May 11, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #6534251

I planted some garlic - one I got from the grocery store. There is 2 plants that have shot up. Now comes the part that I don't know...what should the plant look like when I harvest? Do I wait for the flower to start to form or is that too late? In east TN, can I get another crop of them by replanting a couple of the bulbs? This is my first try, as you can probably tell.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

May 11, 2009
5:18 PM

Post #6534272

For bigger bulbs, cut off the flower/seed heads when they form. Otherwise the plant puts energy into seed production. When the blades begin to yellow and fall over, then it is time to harvest. For my garlic planted in fall, harvest can be as early as late July-August, depending on weather. I'm at least a zone and a half colder than Knox.

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