The Q&A Archives: Harvesting & Re-Planting Garlic

Question: This was my first year to attempt growing my own garlic. I planted your rocambole, german white stiffneck, and elephant garlic last fall. I wasn't aware of your website until yesterday when I discovered that I had allowed my garlic to stay in the ground for far too long. The plants were anywhere from four to six feet tall (had grown beautifully!) and had developed large pods at the top of each stem. Thinking this was a good sign, I just let it grow. I have dug up my bulbs and need to know what to do next? I would love to be able to save some part of the plant to try again next year. What part could I save? What do I do with the miniature garlic pods at the end of each plant? How long should they dry? When is the best time to re-plant (if possible) my garlic in this area?

Answer: in storage.

Good luck with your garlic!
in storage.

Good luck with your garlic!

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