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Is there a problem with my garlic, it has a lot of yellow leaves
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.
Ours looks similar - we're not worried about it
Sowed on November 16th.
If you're nolt worried Dove neither will I.
Hello , planted mine last year and a few leave are yellow , me thinks it lack of water , so I have started watering them
As long as it's only the tips and/or the oldest leaves it should be fine.
Yes it is , thanks for the info
Mine look similar too!
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
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.
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.
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?
Hello , I put bone meal on the bed before planting , that's it
Used FBB as directed by old pal Dove.
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.