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joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 07 11:45 am    Post subject: Moving Garlic  Reply with quote    

I've got some Garlic that somehow escaped the harvest last year and has sprung up in exactly the wrong place - If I was careful could I dig them up and move them to the proper Garlic bed or would they get all sulky with me ?

JB



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 7752
Location: 91 N
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 07 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

For the cost of a few cloves I'd just plant more as spring planted blubs in the right place. Do you have enough left over from last year's harvest to use for planting?

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7099
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 07 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've already planted the rest of my garlic - its just that they are growing so beautifully it seems a shame to pull them up and kill them when I could move them if possible - its just they are in the wrong place.

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 07 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got away with moving garlic. Dug out around some, keeping the whole lump of earth that it was in more or less intact, and swapped it with a lump of earth from where I was moving it to.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7099
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 07 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Cab - Thats what I sorta planned on doing - so I'll shift 'em and then I can use the bed for my potatoes as I'd planned.

There is only about 5 plants anyway

Lisa



Joined: 31 May 2005
Posts: 248
Location: Cheshire
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 07 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine is in pots as I didn't have anywhere to put them last Autumn - I was assured they'd be fine. Presumably if you can do that (I'll plant them out when I get around to it! Hopefully in the next month or so) then you can move them about.
Lx

Leonie



Joined: 13 Sep 2005
Posts: 731
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 07 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've moved garlic before, they had only just started shooting, and they were fine.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14982
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 07 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know someone who routinely plants garlic, onions and shallots in modules, and plants them out on her allotment later, so they can't be that fussy!

VSS



Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Posts: 2845
Location: Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 07 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd give it a go, after all there is not much to lose by trying and alot to be gained.

It can be surprising what you can get away with. A couple of years ago we transplanted a whole load of rogue spud plants in May. Went on to produce a fine crop.

You never know until you give it a go!

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