garlic - Knowledgebase Question

madison, Te
Question by lb1leema
June 25, 2009
how do u know when garlic ready to pick

Answer from NGA
June 25, 2009


Garlic plants will give you several clues as to how they are maturing. The first is flowering. When flower heads develop, cut them off. This forces more nutrients into the root to develop larger garlic cloves. When foliage begins to turn yellow and dry out later in summer, stop watering. Press any foliage over towards the ground. Let the foliage completely dry out and then dig the garlic. Clean the dirt off completely and let them continue drying if necessary, in a shaded location. Enjoy that garlic!

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