We've got a huge crop of garlic this year, and we cut back the woody shoots since we heard that it would result in larger garlic heads. I've been using them like lemon grass in stir frys and soups. They really are garlicky!
I've heard that if you intend to grow garlic, keep the heads in the fridge until you are ready to plant. Plant in November, stop watering in June, and you can harvest when they start to turn brown and fall over, its August for us here in the NW.
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You know sometimes when you happen to buy and old head of garlic by mistake and then each clove starts to sprout I always throw it out. Can these cloves be put in the ground since they are sprouted and you are ahead of the game or do I just continue to throw them out?
I have successfully grown garlic here in NW IL, zone 5. I just buy store garlic, break it into cloves, plant it int he fall. Then it comes up nice and early. When the green tops brown and fall over, late summer here, the garlic head is ready. Dig it up and let it dry and then make one of those braids and hang in the kitchen. If you get really into it there are millions of kinds of garlic to try. It is too mindboggling for me
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There are some really good youtube videos on it. Also I'd check with your local county because I think the temperature moisture in your area can make a big difference (I don't grow it - I just grow garlic chives - since I'm only about 30 miles from the Garlic Capital it's too easy to buy it!)
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Hi I planted some garlic, now what when do you harvest does one clove grow into a head of many cloves. Does it grow over the winter or do you replant every year. Can you save it for planting from year to year how do your store it. sorry to be a pest. Thanks Mike
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