Hispoptart
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Growing Garlic

ok so I got some garlic from the store that is growing, can I plant it and get anything from it or is it not worth it. I live in zone 4.

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What do you mean by growing. Are these garlic plants in pots :?: or cloves that have sprouted.

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Hispoptart, I'm Zone 4 in Casper, WY. I had some garlic left over from canning last fall, and I planted it in early November. (The ground was actually frozen when I worked, um, dug the soil.) I've never grown garlic before, so I'm not sure when it will be ready, but it's definitely not ready now, and it began coming up in March. I'm guessing it has at least another month to go, although three stalks have a nice wide base.

Then again, my neighbor planted some last week. I think you want to plant them in the fall up here, but it wouldn't hurt to try if you have the space and were just going to throw them out anyway.
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Do you mean that is is sending up a shoot from the top of the clove?

Garlic you will want to plant in the fall, around September or October. Plant the clove about 4 in. deep with the pointed part facing up. Space them about 4-5 in. apart. Leave them in the ground over-winter and harvest in the spring. If you want to, you can apply a straw or leaf mulch over them before it snows and then pull it away in the spring.

I hope this helps out some.
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Hispoptart
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Sorry should have given better info, yes they are sending up sprouts from the cloves, so I was wondering if it was to late to plant them.

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