Can I start Garlic Indoors? - Knowledgebase Question

Omaha, NE
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Question by tman4
November 10, 1997
I heard that garlic can be used as an organic pestrodent control, with this in mind, can garlic be started indoors in the fallwinter and transplanted in the spring?

Answer from NGA
November 10, 1997
Unless you chill the bulbs at 35-50F for several weeks before planting, spring-planted garlic produces small bulbs with less flavor than fall planted garlic. It still may not perform the way fall planted garlic would. I don't know how well it will adjust to transplanting, but if you started pre-chilled cloves in separate peat pots, it might work. Since part of the fun of gardening is in the experimentation, it can't hurt to try a few and see what happens! Also, keep in mind that garlic is a broad-spectrum poision, and can kill "good" bugs as well as pests, so use it judiciously.

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