Hey all - any advice would be appreciated with my issue below.
I've planted garlic for many years but due to circumstances, I ran out of time this year and now it doesn't look like mother nature is going to give me a break with the chilly weather. I'm in Eastern Canada. The ground is pretty much frozen now and the weather forecast looks chilly for at least the next couple weeks. Planting outdoors is not going to happen and I'm sad about it.
I could plant in the spring, but I worry that by then the bulbs I have won't be in good enough shape to plant - plus the grow season will be short so I'm guessing the end result will not be great.
Sooooo.. I was thinking tonight - Could I plant garlic in a few planters in my garage (which is semi-heated) and after a month or so, put the planters outside which will be super cold and likely have snow? Would this emulate the growth of planting in the fall before the frost or would putting them out in the cold shock the plant?
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.