Is my Garlic ready?

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Weaver

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Is my Garlic ready?
« on: April 12, 2009, 21:10 »
This is my first time growing Garlic and all appears to be going quite well!

I've been out and about in the garden today and noticed that the leaves are turning a little yellow as are some of the stems.

The variety is Early Purple Wight, planted on 17th Ocotober last year...





Should I lift one up?

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wighty

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 21:14 »
Noooooooooooo Garlic isn't ready until at least late June/July.  A few of the bottom leaves always die off but do wait until the Summer when the 'whole' plant turns yellow and falls over.

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 21:15 »
No Weaver, it's not ready yet; few more weeks, around July, when the foliage has all died off and gone crispy yellow. Looking good, though  :)

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 21:17 »
Phew! I was a little concerned that it was too early!!!

Thanks for your responses!

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 21:56 »
Like you Weaver I'm growing garlic for the first time this year, and like you I'm seeing yellowing of the lower leaves. I'm glad I read this thread now :)

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009, 21:58 »
Mine's looking the same - working on the assumption that it'll be ready some time after the summer solstice.

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2009, 22:18 »
Mine looks just like that too :)

Im also glad i saw this thread. I planted mine on 17th January and some stems are getting on a foot tall now.

-8b
« Last Edit: April 12, 2009, 22:21 by 8Bed »

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Trillium

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2009, 22:53 »
What you can do is snap off the central flower stems as you see them forming. They won't hurt the plant if left, and are good in stir fries, but they rob the bulb of growing strength so if you want large bulbs, snap them off. You can also side dress the bulbs now with some compost or rotted manure and a bit of water if its been dry lately.

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Yabba

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 08:58 »
I read somewhere on t'interweb that yellowing leaves was a sign of nitrogen deficiency, so I gave mine a splash last week and it certainly seems to have perked them up :D




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jolly jen

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 09:40 »
my elephant garlic is growing well ,but i cant upload photos,keeps saying my files are too big,have tryed to crop them but doesnt work,,,any ideas how i can upload them
Self-sufficient in rasberries and onions....

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 10:06 »
my elephant garlic is growing well ,but i cant upload photos,keeps saying my files are too big,have tryed to crop them but doesnt work,,,any ideas how i can upload them

Hi Jolly Jen. I had the same problem to download photos but found a small program called Pix resizer that you can download for free from the web. Try to google it to found out more.

Remy

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 21:57 »
thanks will check it out

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Weaver

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 16:49 »
I read somewhere on t'interweb that yellowing leaves was a sign of nitrogen deficiency, so I gave mine a splash last week and it certainly seems to have perked them up :D

Any suggestions where to obtain said Nitrogen?!

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2009, 16:56 »
Glad I read this, mine look like that and were planted November. :)
Attempting to grow things in my garden for the first time ever!

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zazen999

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Re: Is my Garlic ready?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2009, 17:27 »
I have over 180 garlics, so am picking some early. Mine picked yesterday look just like yours, you can see the bulb at the bottom is just starting to widen but they are far from ready yet.

Epsom salts watered in can pick up alliums, if you think they need a perk, as can seaweed.
sept sown garlic.jpg



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