how to grow garlic - Knowledgebase Question

knoxville, Te
Question by cinj777
July 1, 2010
i have a california softneck garlic bulb that i want to use to get more garlic. i need to know how to do this. i keep finding different answers. can u help? thanks


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Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010

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Soft-neck garlic varieties get their name from the fact that they only produce leaves, never sending up a flower stalk. To harvest the garlic for replanting, wait until the tops of the garlic turn yellow and die down on their own. Then pull the plants and let them dry in the sun for a day or two and then hang them up to dry until the skins on the bulb are papery dry. You can hang the garlic bulbs individually or braid the tops and hang them in a bunch. After the bulbs are completely dry you can separate the cloves and plant them this fall. They will sprout and grow for you and be ready for harvest next summer. Enjoy!

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