Vegetables and Fruit forum: Garlic seedlings?

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Feb 26, 2016 8:03 PM CST
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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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 26, 2016 9:08 PM CST
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.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Feb 26, 2016 9:12 PM CST
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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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 26, 2016 9:14 PM CST
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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.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 10, 2016 2:24 PM CST
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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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 10, 2016 3:15 PM CST
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.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 10, 2016 5:16 PM CST
OK, thanks I'll just leave it alone, should keep the weeds down.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 10, 2016 5:22 PM CST
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.
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