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  • #255551
    PlottalotPlottalot
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    Hi Gardeners one and all was having a discussion with the little lady over dinner last night, and talking about my vege plot at work and how i had planted some Garlic upside down. And question was raised what is the whole bulbous part of Garlic actually called ? The seperate pieces are obviously called cloves but what is the entire bunch called ??? cheers people P.S I thought a knob ??? :shrug:

    #505926
    SilentSilent
    Member

    It’s called a bulb

    #505927
    mauzimauzi
    Member

    Hi, Chef hubby says it is called a bulb and that a knob is someone who lives in Double Bay or Toorak 😀 D

    #505928
    PlottalotPlottalot
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    Lmao thats funny thnx

    #505929
    anttam8anttam8
    Member

    I think it’s called a head of garlic.

    #505930
    busylizziebusylizzie
    Participant

    :laugh: :laugh:

    I call it a bulb

    #505931
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    I call it a bulb too 🙂

    #505932
    BelBel
    Member

    I call it a head too

    #505933
    porgeyporgey
    Member

    Bulb!

    #505934
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    I find this quite amusing, I have never heard of a bulb of garlic being called a head before …

    #505935
    LeeAndJLeeAndJ
    Member

    I think it is a bulb when it is in the garden, and a head when it is in the kitchen 😉

    #505936
    SilentSilent
    Member

    LeeAndJ post=320843 wrote: I think it is a bulb when it is in the garden, and a head when it is in the kitchen 😉

    Odd, I would have thought it would be ahead in the garden and be behind when it gets to the kitchen not the other way around. :woohoo:

    I have no idea what they are called in popular parlance but anatomically, it is a bulb. A “head of garlic” does sound very familiar and seems more natural/sensible.

    #505937
    lavmanlavman
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    It’s a bulb which is made up of cloves, with some varities the bulbs can have twenty or more cloves while other varities may only have three or four large cloves, the giant russian garlic sometimes doesn’t divide into cloves and looks a bit like an onion, these are called rounds.

    I have never heard of them being referred to as heads, a head is usually referring to the top of the plant, like cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, wheat etc etc, but then again if it was planted upside down, thats a different story. :S

    #505938
    veggie boyveggie boy
    Member

    I call mine bloody beautiful :tup:

    #505939
    BobbeeBobbee
    Member

    :wave:

    Bulb

    Happy day,

    Bobbs :hug: :hug: :hug:

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