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Garlic Journal 2012 - 2013

Okay its Oct 21st, and I am just planting garlic. I normally try for around the 15. But it has been warm here as of late. Cool nights and somewhat warm days. Heck I still have a few tomato, pepper plants producing. ;)

I have 4 variety's going in Music, Chesnok Red, Georgian Crystal and Pescadero Red, the latter being my fav even it is has a smaller bulb.

I am also transplanting the volunteer, late, whatever garlic that was growing already. I am calling them bubils. I even put a few in a pot that I will bring in before the freeze and keep going to see how it performs against the in-ground frozen cloves.

Here is to a great garlic harvest everyone.

By the way last year I did double rows at 8 in. with plant spacing at 4 in. between double rows 18 in. This year I did 5 in. plant spacing with 8 inch row spacing. They are tight but the ground is fertile and I don't see garlic needing much room if properly fertilized.

The first pics, I didn't get all the cloves ready to be planted but here is the transplants.
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This is how they came out in clumps of loose cloves weird?
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After being cleaned so I could separate them easier without TOO much root damage!!
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The potted ones!
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Dono,

I was about to start my own garlic post. Are we all invited to post to yours?

Eric

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:Dono,

I was about to start my own garlic post. Are we all invited to post to yours?

Eric
If'n you want to the more the merrier.

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I just planted 4 store bought ones in a container to see how they do. If it goes well I will order a bunch next year.

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Thanks Dono, but I started a new post. I usually get carried away with photos and didn't want to hijack yours. :)

The clumps look good. They should produce some fine heads.

You better have your best garlic year ever, because I'm right on your tail. We will have a picture to picture comparison of all 4 garlics.

Good luck to you sir. :P

Eric

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And to you

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I am thinking those little volunteers should do just fine. Looking good.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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my garlic

Heres a picture of mine,I don't know which variety, I got them from the grocery .Started about 4 weeks ago,

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