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buzzy



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 18 2:53 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Since the onions will be larger/taller (presumably) than the garlic wouldn't it be better to have them in the centre and the garlic outside?


Henry

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 18 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would be surprised to see onions larger than garlic.

Garlic tends to shoot up out of the ground a bit faster than onions, so should reach height first as well.

Then again, I'm speaking from a different perspective than perhaps UK growers.

Here the norm is to plant garlic in mid-October and harvest in July/August, and to plant onion starts in April/May and harvest in August

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 18 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am over wintering both the garlic and the onions but I was going with garlic down the middle as I have more onions than I do garlic.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is up to you. I tend to plant garlic one end of the bed and fill the rest with onions.

gz



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A better plan MR, as they get lifted at different times

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One day I'll have a veg plot again. God I miss home grown leeks, garlic and onions. I alway grew onions and shallots from seed, plant in pots indoors boxing dayish. Always much better than sets for me. Long Red Florence onions and Cuisse de Poulet shallots...

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll go with your suggestion MR, thanks.

So one last question. Garlic seems quite expensive for a bulb or two, so am I able to save a couple of home grown ones next year to replant more garlic? Or does quality reduce that way?

Thanks.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
One day I'll have a veg plot again.


Do you not have the room or the time these day's Tahir?

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Time, too busy with the 1000s of trees some muppet planted

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You want to be having words with him.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've used this lot ion the past though the best crop I had was a variety they no longer supply called 'music'.

https://www.reallygarlicky.co.uk/garlic

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Music was a great variety

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 18 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its widely available in North America but can't find a supplier here.

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 18 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
I'll go with your suggestion MR, thanks.

So one last question. Garlic seems quite expensive for a bulb or two, so am I able to save a couple of home grown ones next year to replant more garlic? Or does quality reduce that way?

Thanks.


Most farms save their own seed. You'll just want to save nice large bulbs, that don't look unhealthy in anyway.

Big concerns would be if you had white rot, garlic bloat nematode, and maybe bulb mite less so.

If the site's been free of onions/garlic for a while you'll probably not have any problems.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 18 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Slim.

As far as I know it hasn't had either grown there in quite a few years.

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