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22/04/2014 at 20:26

Is there a problem with my garlic, it has a lot of yellow leaves

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22/04/2014 at 22:06

Mines similar but prehaps with less yellow leaves, the ground looks very dry could be lack of water. I was going to water mine then put a mulch of compost down.

Did you plant last year? I did two lots one in October, one in February, the latter started in modules and these have all green leaves.

Sorry doesn't really answer your Q...someone else may have a better answer though.   

22/04/2014 at 22:08

Ours looks similar - we're not worried about it 

22/04/2014 at 22:59

Sowed on November 16th.

If you're nolt worried Dove neither will I.

23/04/2014 at 07:01

Hello , planted mine last year and a few leave are yellow , me thinks it lack of water , so I have started watering them

23/04/2014 at 07:11

As long as it's only the tips and/or the oldest leaves it should be fine. 

23/04/2014 at 07:16

Yes it is , thanks for the info 

23/04/2014 at 07:23

Mine look similar too!

23/04/2014 at 07:26

I ought to add that this is the first time we've grown garlic (strictly speaking this is the Under Gardener's garlic), but a friend is a garlic farmer, and  his garlic fields  look like this 

23/04/2014 at 08:53

Both my onions and garlic have these too - not much but a bit, and yet all the signs are they are bulbing up nicely at the base, so I am not too worried, but think it is interesting that on these threads people are often having the same experiences - must be something to do with the weather conditions.

24/04/2014 at 10:41

The recent rain has perked my garlic up significantly. It was starting to look distinctly droopy with the yellowing you describe. Ok, my fault for not watering more but hopefully no harm done. I also put some onion fertilser around each plant and that, combined with the rain, has made a massive difference. Leaves look much greener, plants are more upright etc.

24/04/2014 at 11:08

What fertilisers do people normally feed their garlic with? Mine have had some blood/bone pellets sprinkled around them but that's it. Should I be feeding them regularly?

24/04/2014 at 13:22

Hello , I put bone meal on the bed before planting , that's it

24/04/2014 at 13:23
This is actually the first year I've used fertiliser - Chempak. It's certainly had an impact on the green growth but not sure if it'll translate into bigger bulbs...
24/04/2014 at 21:39

Used FBB as directed by old pal Dove.

27/04/2014 at 19:37

I've just been told (aka three minutes ago and have rushed on here) by an allotment holder that if her garlic goes yellow she puts epsum salt on her plot as it indicates the garlic is lacking in magnesium. 

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