Now the sun can warm the soil and hopefully more shoots will emerge.
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This year our soil was thawed in early April, so garlic and crocuses were up early, but we had no sunshine and three times the normal amount of rain. I just removed the garlic mulch last week when the rain finally let up. There were some yellow tips on the back bed garlic but they recovered completely after a couple of sunny days. I'm very happy with the survivorship on all varieties this year - only a couple of misses. We are a bit ahead of you this year, although the growth seemed very slow for those weeks in April.
The Tree Harvester was here this morning and took down a few trees that were shading and invading a couple of the garlic beds. Ravens were a bit upset but are out there now investigating the new look. This should make a big difference to the garlic though!
temperate marine climate
yearly precip 61 inches/1550 mm
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i used to mulch my garlic with a layer of leaves, but found the leaves to be too heavy,
and by the time i was able to pull the leaves off in the spring, the garlic would have sprouted
several inches, and i would end up breaking stems off. nowadays, i just let the snow act as an
insulator, and mulch. i have to keep the chickens out of the garden, and the deer from tromping around.
the garlic seems to do ok, comes up just fine.
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Rust on my garlic for the 1st time ever! I've grown it off and on for 30 yrs here and never seen it before nor in previous gardens elsewhere.
I read online that it can blow in on the wind. Tsk!
Am spraying weekly or after it rains with sulphur & a drop of soap.
Nothing at all on the elephant garlic which they say is not affected. True!
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