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08/07/2012 at 21:10

Some of mey garlic is producing bulbs above the soil, is this normal?

08/07/2012 at 21:21

Yes, it sounds like it's trying to produce a seed head. You can cut it off though so that the plant concentrates on the bulb rather than making a flower.

08/07/2012 at 21:36

Thank you will give it a go, Any oyher tips?

08/07/2012 at 21:44

The only other tip I know is to wait until the leaves start to yellow before digging them up. Others might have suggestions though, good luck with your crop.

08/07/2012 at 22:29

OK thanks again

09/07/2012 at 08:14

also when you harvest, if its dry leave on the ground so they can dry out. This will prevent rotting when you store then.

 

09/07/2012 at 11:24

If the rain continues as it is suggested, then ground drying isn't going to work.  If you buy veggies or fruit, or anything else for that matter,  in those  'string'  bags they come in sometimes, they are very good to hold onions or garlic and you can hang them in a garage, spare room or wherever to dry. 

09/07/2012 at 18:59

thank you for your suggestions, hopefully we will get some that we can try!

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