[NAFEX] My experience with Elephant Garlic

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Tue Jun 16 12:20:49 EDT 2009


On Jun 16, 2009, at 12:09 PM, Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov wrote:

> Question:  How do you plant garlic bulbs?  Are they just like onion
> bulbs where they are just pushed into the top layer of the soil or are
> they planted deeper than that?
>
> Brian,
> I plant mine so that the top of the bulb is about 4"  below the  
> surface.
> I did experience some winter injury here in zone 7 though, so maybe  
> they
> should be deeper?
>
> Betsy Hilborn

I plant the sort of garlic with a hard central flower-stalk in MA,  
zone 6.  I just scratch a hole in the soil and drop the bulb in, the  
top of the bulb is maybe 2" below the soil line.  I've never had any  
winter kill.  They don't get huge and fat, but they don't get full  
sun, either.

Ginda



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