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Planting Garlic

I am in Ohio so not sure what type I would have to plant/buy. When I plant it I take an individual clove and plant it correct? I will most likely get it from Burpee. Any suggestions on what type? I would like to have something that is kinda strong.

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I grow garlic, but I don't know about varieties, because I have always just bought garlic at the grocery store and planted it (you are right, separate it in to cloves and plant the individual cloves). This year I planted my own garlic that I grew, but that garlic was started from grocery store cloves.

Now is the time to plant garlic, mine is sprouted already.
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Thanks. I ordered some last night from burpee so it should be here this week. Do you leave the skin on or off.

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I take the skin off, but I don't think you really have to.
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Thanks for the replies. I ordered som early italian last night so hopefully it will be here this week so I can get it in the ground.

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I just checked mine yesterday and I have sprouts poking out of the ground about 2 inches. I pulled back the mulch and had them poking out all over the place.

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Will they still pop up with 3 or 4" of mulch?

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countrykat wrote:Will they still pop up with 3 or 4" of mulch?


It does it for me every year.

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It will go dormant through the winter and then start growing again at the end of winter.
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When You plant the clove do you cover the whole clove, or just half of it?
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Bury the clove so the top of it is about 2" down.
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Re: Planting Garlic

Got mine in the mail Saturday and planted 112 cloves yesterday.

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Re: Planting Garlic

Here's a link to a site that answers many of the garlic questions

https://www.hoodrivergarlic.com/faqs.htm
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