Garlic

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amiman

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Garlic
« on: November 07, 2018, 19:53 »
In this months November Jobs it says you can now plant garlic.
I had a good garlic crop this year can I use one of the bulbs from this for planting?
I also thought about using a black sheet with holes cut in it for each clove would this be OK to do

Thanks in advance

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Steveharford

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Re: Garlic
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 20:14 »
Yep. Best way. Choose the biggest plumpest cloves from your stock. That way you will stand a chance of getting bigger bulbs next year.
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Re: Garlic
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 07:03 »
Yes, now's a good time seeing as it's still relatively mild, provided it's an autumn planting overwintering variety. The idea is to get roots n shoots before the frosts really set in. Don't know about the plastic though pal, it's not something I've ever done.

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Re: Garlic
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 09:10 »
Garlic grows well through holes in weed control fabric, less weeding for you and the soil will warm up earlier in Spring, which can mean larger bulbs ;)
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amiman

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Re: Garlic
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 10:57 »
Great Thanks for replies
I will get some in this weekend  :D

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PaulaE

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Re: Garlic
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 15:26 »
Sorry to jump in here but can I ask, having just planted out my garlic, and netted it, when is it safe to remove the net?

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mumofstig

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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 16:23 »
You can remove the net once they've grown roots, give one a gentle pull and if you feel resistance then you know they've rooted.

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Elaine G

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Re: Garlic
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 21:52 »
Me jumping in too, sorry.
My onions and garlic are under enviromesh - couldn't find the netting :nowink:
Is there any advantage in leaving them covered to keep off any snow, or are they better uncovered once they have roots.

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Elaine
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mumofstig

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Re: Garlic
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 22:12 »
I've always grown them uncovered, I don't think the enviromesh would help - if anything wouldn't it stop them drying after any rain? Just thinking out loud there  :blush:

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Elaine G

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Re: Garlic
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 22:51 »
Thanks mumofstig, I will remove the mesh as soon as they have some roots.

Elaine

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Plot 1 Problems

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Re: Garlic
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 23:15 »
Yep Mum is right, the enviromesh will just help keep the moisture in the soil longer, great in the summer over carrots, bad in the winter over garlic :)



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