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Apr 3, 2017 8:36 AM CST
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3 April 2017 Garlic

Posted on April 3, 2017 by Durgan


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Garlic, hard neck white, type no name, planted in October 2016 is up and growing well. Different this year is an attempt to use one year growth Rounds as the main crop. This procedure leaves more of the main crop for consumption.

Method is to plant a row bulbils (sterile seeds) in the Fall. These will mature into one single bulb called a Round. The Round is then planted and the following year will produce about 4 cloves exactly like the original parent. Typically normal garlic is used for propagation meaning a large part of the garlic is used for propagation. This is a waste. My previous experiments indicate that the bulbil, round route to harvest is easy and practicl with no reduction in quality.

http://durgan.org/2016/October... 16 October 2016 Planting Garlic
Garlic was planted today. Two rows of bulbils (60), two rows of one year rounds (40), one row of typical cloves for comparison (20), and five rows of one year old rounds (100) which is the main crop. The bed was prepared earlier, covered with wood chip mulch. The soil is a good texture with compost and moisture. The cloves were pushed into the soil to make firm contact. The bed was heavily wood chipped and the plants have no difficulty pushing through in the Spring. The bed requires no care except maybe some water if the season is dry. Nothing attack my garlic and it is always excellent quality.
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Apr 3, 2017 8:38 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
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Planted bulbils and cloves last fall, but no sign of either yet.
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Apr 7, 2017 5:01 AM CST
Name: Yardenman
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CarolineScott said:Planted bulbils and cloves last fall, but no sign of either yet.


I have grown garlic before, from organic cloves. But they dont seem to do well here. The grocery ones are larger and stronger-tasting. I may have soil that is too rich.
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Apr 7, 2017 8:24 AM CST
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I have grown garlic before, from organic cloves. But they dont seem to do well here. The grocery ones are larger and stronger-tasting. I may have soil that is too rich.



There's a lot of difference in the flavor/heat of different types of garlic, as well as the size of the bulbs; you might just need to try a few kinds to find one you really like.
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Apr 10, 2017 3:26 PM CST
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10 April 2017 Garlic Bulbils

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Durgan


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The garlic bulbils planting in October 2016 are growing through the wood chip mulch. All the garlic planted survived the winter and is all growing. The plants are small and quite delicate. They grow through the wood chip mulch with no difficulty.
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