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bojohn
Oct 15, 2014 11:02 AM CST
Is it too late to plant garlic?
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jvdubb
Oct 15, 2014 11:33 AM CST
What zone?
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drdawg
Oct 15, 2014 11:58 AM CST
Welcome! Bojohn

We'll need to know your USDA zone.
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Oct 15, 2014 2:06 PM CST
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Oct 15, 2014 2:30 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Coppice
Oct 15, 2014 3:11 PM CST
bojohn said:Is it too late to plant garlic?


The short answer is no. People have chopped frozen ground in January to make a fine crop in July...

Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Oct 15, 2014 3:29 PM CST
We Southerner's wouldn't know about that. Sticking tongue out
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vbprog
Oct 16, 2014 6:50 AM CST
We just moved to this location late last year and I'm still getting the garden going here. Deer fence up. raised bed in. mulch cooking in the box. Rain barrel collecting.

So I'm a bit behind in many ways. But tonight I'm putting my garlic in the ground. My dad puts in over 100 plants - he swears by planting during the first full moon of October. I'll probably only get a dozen in but I don't think its too late.
If you don't lose some plants to the weather this year, you aren't trying hard enough. - Glenn Hasulak
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Oct 16, 2014 7:11 AM CST
I won't plant my garlic for another couple of weeks, and like your father I plant a lot of it (200-300 cloves). I think you are fine to plant it now. If your father is in similar USDA conditions, ask him whether he mulches his garlic after planting. Some swear the mulch is necessary in the northern climes and some insist it is not necessary in the least. I actually mulch mine after a month or so (6-8" of oak leaves) but that's because I am planting a lot of Creole garlic, something you (probably) won't be planting.
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Weedwhacker
Oct 16, 2014 8:14 AM CST
Well, it seems that Ken -- who is pretty far south -- and me, in the far north -- and Glenn (somewhere in the middle) are all planting at around the same time; so, assuming you're in the northern hemisphere, Bojohn, I think you can still plant your garlic! In the north you want to plant it early enough that it will start growing roots, but not so early that it sprouts up out of the ground -- because the shoots will die back over the winter and then the clove will be weakened when it has to start all over.

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