Garlic 2021

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Garlic 2021


Post: # 46060Unread post svalli
Mon May 03, 2021 5:36 am

We had couple of warm weeks in April and then the winter did strike back with some snow storms a week ago. On Saturday I was finally able to go and work in our country side garden. I pulled the winter blanket of leaves away from the garlic beds. Part of the ground had still some snow on it and soil was frozen. There was already quite long shoots poking through the leaves on the other end where the snow was already gone.

Now the sun can warm the soil and hopefully more shoots will emerge.

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Post: # 46061Unread post MissS
Mon May 03, 2021 6:23 am

I enjoy watching your garlic grow. You have it down to a science.
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Post: # 46062Unread post Bower
Mon May 03, 2021 7:54 am

I guess that is the same winter blast asmx was talking about in Germany! I hope your spring comes on directly.
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! :)
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Post: # 46080Unread post rxkeith
Mon May 03, 2021 11:27 am

my garlic is up and running too.

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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Post: # 46116Unread post Whwoz
Mon May 03, 2021 5:45 pm

Garlic is up and away here Down Under as well. Early Turbans would be pushing 6 inches high, later planted turbans are well through as is Elephant Garlic first of the Porcelains. Lots still to come. All got a boost with the beautiful weekend weather we had, pushing 70F

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Post: # 46124Unread post Paquebot
Mon May 03, 2021 7:22 pm

Keith, you should be able to find pine needles Use them for mulch if you have no way to shred leaves. Even after a winter of snow there is currently at least 2" of mixed shredded eaves and white pine needles on my garlic bed. In almost 40 years I have never pulled mulch away from my garlic. That meant as much as 6" of straw when I was using that. It was important this past month when the rainfall total was less than 1½". The thick mulch kept the soil from drying out.


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Post: # 46140Unread post Growing Coastal
Tue May 04, 2021 10:19 am

Oh yuck, Oh yuck!
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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