I tried that on half of my elephant garlic this year. The conclusion was: It didn't help any. The only thing it seemed to change is, the ones I trimmed dried up sooner. I could not see any significant difference in the size of the bulbs.Aren't you suppose to cut the scapes off to help the bulb form?
Got no leaves, Gix, but I know where I can go to get some. Let me know the next time you plan to take the family out for dinnergixxerific wrote:It's getting late Stella and Wolfie so get out there and do it this weekend or next.
Just an inch or 2 deep pointy side up and mulch heavily with leaves or straw.
You wouldn't happen to have any leaves laying around would you Stella?
Roses do love garlic also chopped up onion in the soil. Most everything loves garlic it is a natural pesticide or at least a pest repellent. I have been researching companion planting with a write up coming soon.applestar wrote:The author of the companion planting book Carrots Love Tomatoes has a 2nd book called Roses Love Garlic. So last year, I interplanted garlic where I intended to grow a distant cousin to roses: strawberries. That worked out pretty well this summer. This fall, I've been planting them around another distant cousin: apple trees... as well as other fruit trees. The strawberry plants have spread so much that I'm not sure if I have room for garlic among *them* any more.... Maybe I can find some room in the back of the strawberry beds.
I find Garlic does not take up much space. I put to down the sides of beds or leave spaces between rows of it and plant carrots between.don't think I can plant any cuz I don't have any room to plant something that won't be done until next august