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Feb 26, 2016 8:03 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I did not get around to planting garlic last fall. I am now finding random clumps of young garlic seedlings, really smooshed together. Can I successfully separate these and reset to a normal spacing? Are these actual seedlings or just missed cloves? Rather a nice treat in any event. Calling @drdawg for input...
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Feb 26, 2016 9:08 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
If you previously planted hardneck, Deb, these plants were probably germinated from the seed-heads. I am assuming you had no bunching onions/chives that could have done the same thing. I have never planted the seeds from my hardneck since it takes two years to get a reasonable size bulb from those germinated seeds. You could separate them and see what they do over the summer/winter months. If you do this, you'll have to let us know what the outcome is. I am sorry I can't tell you more.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Feb 26, 2016 9:12 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I have no idea what I planted previously. No bunching onions, but I do have chives at the other end of the garden. I don't think it is them, I don't get much reseeding from chives. I'll separate the garlic seedlings out a bit and see what happens. They are in my herb garden 'magical' section and are simply there to repel vampires, so all is good.
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Feb 26, 2016 9:14 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
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My chives, both Italian and garlic chives reseed constantly. I pull out hundreds of plants each and every year. And that's in mulch.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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Mar 10, 2016 2:24 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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I noticed today that my garlic is coming up through the mulch that I put down last fall. Ken, I planted some of every kind I got from you and it's all growing. Hurray! My question is should I take the mulch up? Or leave it for a while. It's been warm lately, but it's only March, and we could get snow again before spring comes. Shrug!
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Mar 10, 2016 3:15 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Tom, since all my garlic seems to grow through the oak leaf mulch (whole leaves, not mulched leaves), I never bother to remove them. I only blow them out of the way when I am ready to dig the bulbs in late May/early June.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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Mar 10, 2016 5:16 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
OK, thanks I'll just leave it alone, should keep the weeds down.
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Mar 10, 2016 5:22 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
It surely does that, Tom. It has been raining cats and dogs here all afternoon and our forecast is for two more days with 100% chance of storms. We have had 1.5" in the last couple of hours but the wind has at least died down some.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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