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Garlic sprouting

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I planted garlic a few days ago and can see that one is already sprouted. Is this normal? I thought they didn't do this until like Spring? I really don't know though cause I am a 1st time grower. Any help appreciated. Thx

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they grow a little before cold weather hits and then grow a little through winter depending on how cold it is, and in spring they explode with growth.
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Yep, your alright.

I was going to say you may want to mulch them with some leaves, straw, etc. However, looking at your location (sunny SoCal), I think you'll be fine come "winter" :wink:.
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What they said.

I would be more worried if they didn't sprout before winter. :wink:

You will love them come harvest time, nothing like fresh garlic, well maybe fresh tomatoes. :lol:

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I did not plant many because of my small space. I would love to grow tons of it. But I am excited to see how it turns out. I planted a little elephant garlic and some regular kind. I don't even know the variety.

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I think you will do fine. Garlic is one of the easiest things there is to grow. lol I guess thats why I grow so much of it. I load my garden up in the fall with garlic. I love my Garlic....[img]https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj163/hunt-john/gardening/IMG_1566.jpg[/img][/url]

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I think dustyriver will be giving James ( jal-ut) a little competition. :lol:

Punkrotten, This is not a ton, but a reachable goal for you. :)
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doubledogfarm You rock .. My small garden I think I only produced about 180 pounds of garlic but I did plant some more at my brothers lol he needed a winter garden. That is some rocking garlic !!!! you got to love it...
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Wow ! I didn't know the greens grow so large ! Same with onions, I would imagine.
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The garlic tops get a lot bigger than onion tops; I was surprised too, the first time I grew them!
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This is my First time as well and as a SoCal Gardener I also have regular temps, and i was amazed that in just a week I got my garlic to plant to come up
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DeborahL wrote:Wow ! I didn't know the greens grow so large ! Same with onions, I would imagine.
Some onion varieties grow as tall as garlic. Depends on the garlic and or onions.

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I grew two types last year but the bulk of what I grew was Inchelium Red that is what I am holding. An excellent tasting garlic they grow big and love it here in Arizona the only draw back to them is there a harder garlic to peel than other variety's. What I love about Inchelium Red is they mature earlier than a lot of other variety's that I have tried. I can harvest them around memorial day then I plant my tomatoes the next day there is almost always something growing in my plots...and the Inchelium Red is all I planted this year. [img]https://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj163/hunt-john/gardening/IMG_1567.jpg[/img]

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Even when the onion tops grow as tall as garlic (or almost), they seem to me less stout and muscular. Garlic isn't just tall, it's big.
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That's a ton of garlic! Somebody forgot to put some veggies in the fridge so I put them in a metal box in my room because mom didn't want to use them since they were left out all day. One was a garlic and it sprouted. I don't know what kind it is but I'm going to plant it. :)
How long do I need to let it grow before I dig it up?
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Im not sure but from what ive been reading its along time, as far as I know is till the bottom leaves turn brown, I hope im right.
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Most garlic is planted outside late September through mid November. Then it winters over and is harvested early July through August. It can vary on both ends by a few weeks by location.

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Update on my garlic.

I noticed my Muscovy ducks over on my raised garlic bed. I was think that can't be good. I checked on the bed and found little garlic tips poking out of the mulch. 8) I didn't notice any damage, but I did put one of my low tunnels over and covered with Reemay.
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good idea I beat they would gobble them greens up.

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Wow nice pics what happens if garlic is left in the ground. And never pulled?
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GardenGnome wrote:Wow nice pics what happens if garlic is left in the ground. And never pulled?
The plant (s) on the left is a perfect example of a garlic left in the ground. Each clove will sprout the following season.
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Lol I love the fact you used my own pic to show me.
The one on the right is a soild clove and alittle miss formed.
So you just take them part and replant or dry the?
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They will just split?
It won't rot?
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So you just take them apart and replant or dry them?
I store mine until Oct - Nov then I replant. Keep the bulb intact, separate cloves just before planting.

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The center, previous years stock, will rot. The cloves around the outside should sprout. Not sure, but I'm thinking the cloves would get smaller and smaller because of competition.

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All the stuff I have in the ground hasn't been messed with in a year or 2.
I would just dig one up now and then and eat it.
But the fresh out of the ground taste diffrent then dryed garlic.
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What should I do with them?

All the greens are about that size now.
How much water do they need and do I just give them alitte compost.
I stuck them in a area that's mixed with dirt and pea size rocks.
I think it was a kids play area at one point.
I grew a grape vine on some monkey bars.
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One suggestion is to lift, separate and replant.
I water all vegetables about 1" per week.

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Thanks just trying to get a basic of where to start. There's. A lot of searching and reading to do.
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