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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 07 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

No probs Simon, just lift them a little or completely and hang somewhere to dry. I've had rust like that and still had a very good crop.

One thing to watch is that (if they're the type) they'll still try and send up their flowering spike even if you've taken them completely out of the ground, just make sure you nip that out as soon as it's visible.

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 07 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks

The leeks did that. They are laying on top of the compost pile with the roots dangling in the air and still the seed heads are reaching for the sky. It is a very odd site.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 07 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

'Nother thread hijack - I have the opposite problem with my onions - the bulbs are quite uncovered, due to overenthusiastic watering (both by mother nature and me!) should I earth them up a bit - I've got piles of spare topsoil kicking about.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 07 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

How big are they? If they're already fairly big then prolly not worth it.

Lisa



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 07 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

My garlic leaves are looking a bit crispy (and, yes, a bit rusty too) - do I have to lift them? The bulbs are still quite small.

frewen



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 07 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Well mine look like Simon's pictures so I'm going to leave them be.

Blue Sky



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 07 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sorry for hyjacking your thread Frewen but at least it looks like we will all be ok for garlic.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 07 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Lisa wrote:
My garlic leaves are looking a bit crispy (and, yes, a bit rusty too) - do I have to lift them? The bulbs are still quite small.


Doesn't sound like they're going to get any bigger, no harm leaving them though

frewen



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 07 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Simon wrote:
sorry for hyjacking your thread Frewen but at least it looks like we will all be ok for garlic.


Feel free to hijack - good to know I am not alone

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 10 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

How's everyone's garlic this year? Ours has had rust on it the last few years but there's none so far this year. I'm not sure if there's not much rust about this year or if there's some other reason such as reusing saved bulbs rather than buying them in.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 10 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Treacodactyl wrote:
How's everyone's garlic this year? Ours has had rust on it the last few years but there's none so far this year. I'm not sure if there's not much rust about this year or if there's some other reason such as reusing saved bulbs rather than buying them in.


I've never reused last years bulbs and I always get rust

zigs



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 10 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

No rust so far, only the second year i've grown it on my sisters plot though

loopy



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Location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 10 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

we've never had rust here, but just wondering, how are peoples garlic looking this year? by this time last year, we'd harvested quite a few varieties that should be ready by May and June. But this year, we've not harvested anything yet. They've grown just like last year, look healthy and have started to swell, but seem about a month behind where they should be. Is this just down to the lack of sunshine or could there be something else to blame? They've been watered regularly and were fed in February, and have cut the scapes to encourage the energy to go to the bulbs, we've done everything the same as we've done in the past, yet they aren't ready for pulling yet despite being almost 3 weeks into June!

Rosemary Judy



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 10 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It was a VERY cold winter....... everything is behind this year !

Res



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 10 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I also have rust on my garlic but that is not a problem compared to the ones that have already died back due to white rot

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