Too late for garlic?

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Tallulah43

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Too late for garlic?
« on: April 15, 2018, 21:31 »
Hi all. Has anyone planted garlic this late? I'm late getting started again this year and we love garlic, but I usually do it in November.  I'm assuming it would be smaller, but I'll have missed the cold snap.

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snowdrops

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Re: Too late for garlic?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 07:58 »
There are spring planting garlics you can buy, can never remember whether itís hard or soft neck for spring or autumn planting.

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jambop

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Re: Too late for garlic?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 09:31 »
Definitely not too late to plant your garlic but you should plant a pink variety not white something like Flavor would be good

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Re: Too late for garlic?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 11:38 »
As you appear to realise, garlic needs a period of cold to induce the bulbs to split into cloves when planted, although as I understand it, this period can be either before or after planting.

The garlic you are intending to plant may have been pre-vernalised, or perhaps you have some you have stored over winter in cold conditions?

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Re: Too late for garlic?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 14:39 »
I planted some garlic that had gone soft and stated sprouting last spring and I thought it has rotted until I noticed it had come up earlier this year and now looks fine. It must have just sat there thinking about it all last year until the weather turned cold.



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