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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 29, 2016 4:39 PM CST
This is the garlic after removing most of the leaves from over/around them. I apologize for the photos taken through the fencing.


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Name: Yan H
Westminster, MD (Zone 6b)
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huang049
Mar 30, 2016 1:43 PM CST
I think mine are the same size. I will post pictures tomorrow.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 30, 2016 2:25 PM CST
These average approximately 18" tall. Some of these have maxed out their leaf-length but many will grow another 6-12" now that warmish weather has settled in.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 30, 2016 6:31 PM CST
Awww.... and I was so excited to see my 2-inch-tall sprouts ... Sad

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 30, 2016 6:50 PM CST
Two inches is good considering your soil is perhaps still frozen in spots. Thumbs up
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Name: Yan H
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huang049
Mar 31, 2016 9:33 AM CST
I think it about 8-10 inches, not quite as tell as Ken's.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 31, 2016 10:05 AM CST
drdawg said:Two inches is good considering your soil is perhaps still frozen in spots. Thumbs up


LOL -- that, and the fact that it's snowing (instead of raining, like it is here), about 20 miles to the north of us!

I do have one garlic plant coming up in the hoop house, probably about 8" tall now, where I had some planted last year and must have missed that one. Amazing how much warmer an unheated hoop house, with the door wide open for the last several weeks, is when compared to the open garden. I thought about devoting half of it (which would be a planting area about 3 x 15 feet) to garlic this year, but ended up overwintering a bunch of perennials that I had started from seed last summer and will be growing half a dozen (okay, maybe 8...) tomato plants in there for the summer; maybe this fall, though, a lot of the garlic will go in there to see how it works. (I only planted a small amount the last time, as an experiment, and it seemed to do quite well but I don't think I gave it enough water; next time I'll set up a soaker hose to make watering easier.)

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 31, 2016 10:33 AM CST
That is something I have never done, Sandy. I don't know whether large growers in the northern tier of states do that, but because they all seem to have their garlic very late (September) compared to me, I have a feeling they don't. It would be a good experiment, though I wouldn't overwinter more than half of what you plan to plant in the ground. You might want to hedge your bet. You'll be able to compare the size of the bulbs and that will pretty much tell you whether having them protected over the winter is worthwhile.
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Name: Gene Smith
Greenville, SC (Zone 7b)
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Mar 31, 2016 8:14 PM CST
I have about 2 dozen garlic plants at about 18"', inchillium red and red Toch from Southern Exposure. One or the other did not sprout well, not sure which.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 31, 2016 8:35 PM CST
Ken -- I wonder if there actually are any "large growers" of garlic in the north? It would certainly be interesting to see their operation, if so!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Apr 1, 2016 6:31 AM CST
Well, Oregon is in the northern tier and their are some large garlic growers there. To say the least, the climate in those areas in Oregon where garlic is grown is far different than that in the upper Midwest or northeast. I have never really looked to see where the majority of the large growers are located. I know there are a couple in the southwest.
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