[Market-farming] garlic

Tradingpost tradingpost at lobo.net
Sun Nov 12 18:07:52 EST 2006

So here's a question for those more experienced with garlic. Does it need
to sprout above ground before serious winter sets in? I got mine in the
ground in Sept but we've had several freezes and no sign of green yet. 

paul tradingpost at lobo.net

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On 11/12/2006 at 1:56 PM sora at coldreams.com wrote:

>> We're floating in the same boat...it was way too dry at the normal
>planting time...waited for the rains and got snow instead...then it
>rained and the ground is ok buttttt...the freeze could come at any
>moment.  We're going to try to get it all in tomorrow but the forcast is
>calling for 20s-30s at night
>sigh...took years to build up the seed crop...don't want to lose it...
>Hoping mulch will help.....
>>>Paul: The cloves need about 4 weeks to form roots before the ground
>>> freezes,
>>>so you can compute planting time by backing up from freeze time.  I just
>>> got
>>>mine in because it finally stopped raining and snowing long enough for
>>> the
>>>soil to dry out enough to plant.  It sure is the pits when it's too wet.
>>>Good luck.
>> Hopefully, mulching would delay the freeze?
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