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Vernonia
Sep 1, 2016 12:32 PM CST
When do I harvest for maximum yield?

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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Sep 1, 2016 3:57 PM CST
"When the bottom few leaves are dried and brown ..." says Dave, the designer and Admin of this website.

Here are some member articles:

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DrDawg's dissertation:
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 1, 2016 9:13 PM CST
Harvested mine last week of July, zone4b
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 1, 2016 9:42 PM CST
crawgarden said:Harvested mine last week of July, zone4b


That's exactly when i harvest mine (essentially the same zone).

Welcome to NGA, @Vernonia -- it would be helpful if we knew where you are located, when to plant and when to harvest garlic depends on your climate. However, I go by the rule that there need to be at least 3 green leaves left on the garlic plant as it starts dying back, because each leaf represents one layer of "wrapper" around the garlic bulb. (when I first tried growing garlic I thought I could let the tops completely die back, like onions; all I can say is, don't do that; all that will be left is a bunch of loose garlic cloves underground, pretty darned difficult to harvest!)
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 2, 2016 9:45 AM CST
I never knew that about the 3 leaves, makes sense, since I have a limited amount of ground, I'm shot out of the water because of waiting 4 years between replanting in the same spot. Has anyone tried container growing of garlic?
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Vernonia
Sep 2, 2016 9:59 AM CST
Thank you everyone! I'm in Vernonia, Or 97064

I have my garlic in a 15 gal. black pot for the second year.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 2, 2016 10:43 AM CST
RJ, Ken Ramsey (DrDawg) has grown garlic in containers; he has written several articles about garlic growing that are found in the "community ideas" section. A listing of the garlic articles can be found here: http://garden.org/ideas/search...
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