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Rural Rambler



Joined: 19 Sep 2016
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 9:47 am    Post subject: Whos planting garlic?  Reply with quote    

Got some violet garlic cloves to put in early for next year. Question is, how early is too early?

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I put mine in as late as I can...I don't want them growing too much before the next year. Generally a little before the first frosts, as you need frost to get multiple cloves instead of just bigger singles.

It depends where you are. and welcome, by the way

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I used to plant early as poss, to get some good growth before winter...

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4788
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This will definitely vary by region.

Around here, best bet is to wait until Columbus day (mid-October) or Halloween, as early growth will just take up energy for shoots that will be killed in the winter before they can contribute anything back to the bulb. (but we've got "real" winters here)

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