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Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Loofah, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Loofah

    Loofah Well used member

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    Anyone lifted theirs yet? My stems have started to go over so it must be around the right time although bit earlier than previous years
     
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    We've been lifting 'green garlic', garlic that hasn't yet divided into cloves for about 3 weeks or more, from plants appearing where garlic has previously been grown and cloves have got left in ghe ground.
     
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    Here's some more 'green' garlic lifted this morning. I find planting extra to lift early a better way of extending the usage season than lifting a bigger crop later in the summer only to have the extra bulbs go soft before they can be used.

    P.S. It don't half smell strong!

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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Most of mine has now gone over and the tops shrivelling.
      Pulled one up yesterday, dont think they are going to get any bigger but I will leave them there and pull when I want some.
       
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        Pulled one up yesterday and mine are ready:
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          Hmm my hard necks are ready too as they spent the winter in the greenhouse ( soft necks only planted outside in Spring so a way to go yet). Either you have very small hands @JWK or (more likely:sad:) yours are about twice the size of mine:gaah::snorky:.
           
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            I had a rubbish year on he garlic. I lifted it but most of the bulbs are small at least compared to normal years. I think it’s because I added a couple of bags of topsoil and planted in that which went like concrete so the bulbs perhaps couldn’t expand enough.
             
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              I pulled up most of mine back in late May and most had begun to form decent sized bulbs.

              Here is today's pickings.
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              Interplanting with other crops seems to reduce the chances of getting garlic rust.
               
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                Mine are a writeoff this year. Elephant garlic looking good. A few split bulbs but thats ok ...
                 
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                  You all must be sick of pictures of garlic in blue trays by now, well, tough!

                  Elephant garlic complete with the small brown clovelets.
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                  Pulled up three days ago. The normal cloves turned out smaller than the ones I planted - I think I need to improve soil moisture retention for future planting.
                   
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                    Dug mine out a couple of weeks ago, not massive but good enough, got a few Elephants but they are still green.
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