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Post: # 69601Unread post Cornelius_Gotchberg
Fri May 13, 2022 5:45 pm

@Whwoz; near/past plantin' time Down Under?

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Post: # 69610Unread post GoDawgs
Fri May 13, 2022 7:14 pm

Pretty garlic, Gotch! The leaves on mine are starting to yellow a bit so I pulled one to see where they are. Half of the bulb had started to develop cloves and the other side was still round. Last year I harvested them June 15th and since these were planted the same time as the previous crop I guess they've got a few more weeks to go.
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Post: # 69645Unread post Whwoz
Sat May 14, 2022 3:30 am

Cornelius_Gotchberg wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 5:45 pm @Whwoz; near/past plantin' time Down Under?

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Slap bang in the middle Gotch. This part of the world has a four month planting window depending upon the group to which the variety belongs. I have just put in a few today, but had most in a couple of weeks ago as per my glog. The earliest ones, being the non day length sensitive ones can go in as early as mid to late February, the only one I have is Italian Red. There are three others in Oz that I am aware of, these can be planted in colder sub-tropical areas, so south eastern Queensland and Northern New South Wales. In Tasmania they grow these in greenhouses. Season then progresses through Turbans and like, with the last of the Purple stripes being able to be planted in late June. It is possible to plant some creoles and silver skins in spring and get a reasonable crop off them apparently. I have not attempted this.
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Post: # 69649Unread post Cornelius_Gotchberg
Sat May 14, 2022 6:05 am

@GoDawgs; yer too kind...but June 15th? The humanity! That's Scape Scalping Season*** up this way.

The Ides of July is the rolling average in these here parts; be interesting to see the effect this cold, outlier Spring has on that.

With *** in the On Deck Circle, I'm looking forward to hearing some Garlic Rancher's Scape Recipes (you's too, @Whwoz)

One of my faves is to dice 'em up and add them raw to my (arguably) famous Tricked Out Spud Salad.

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Post: # 69693Unread post Bower
Sat May 14, 2022 1:15 pm

@Cornelius_Gotchberg I can tell you that degree days do matter to garlic. Our seasons are so variable here, there have been years when the garlic wasn't ready to harvest until September. Late July has been the earliest, with the average season being ready to pull by first or second week of August.
I don't think it matters if spring was extra cold, as long as you get warmed up and stay on track, you could still be on time, or even ahead of normal if it happened to be hmmm... extra warm and nice for a change?
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Post: # 69736Unread post Cornelius_Gotchberg
Sun May 15, 2022 9:44 am

@Bower; S-S-S-S-S-September??? Holy Buckets! The Ides of July has been an unerringly consistent pull date 'round here; we'll see.

Just took some of 2021's crop (which has stayed remarkably fresh/precious little "sprouting"!) upstairs for the lovely and long-suffering Mrs. Gotch to dice up to coat for my (arguably) superb Crispy Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon, which'll be put on the grill later.

https://cafedelites.com/crispy-garlic-parmesan-salmon/

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