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Planting Garlic

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  • #247833
    ccBearccBear
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    want to get the garlic panted today so do you put the pointy end down or up.

    Cheers 😀

    #407306
    Lady BeeLady Bee
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    The pointy end goes up.

    What variety are you planting?

    #407307
    ccBearccBear
    Member

    Thanks Lady b not sure what the name is ,received them from TT. They are a large white and that’s about all I can tell you.

    OK of to plant them.

    #407308
    Lady BeeLady Bee
    Keymaster

    What or who is TT???

    #407309
    mum2twinsmum2twins
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    Tassie Tiger :tup:

    #407310
    ccBearccBear
    Member

    Right on M2T :metal:

    #407311
    Lady BeeLady Bee
    Keymaster

    Ah right! Now I understumble!

    #407312
    mbstewartmbstewart
    Member

    You might find this interesting. http://stewarts-vg.blogspot.com/2009/03/garlic-part-1.htmlGarlic Part 1

    #407313
    Tassie TigerTassie Tiger
    Member

    That’s OK LB M2T got it right for CCB:lol: Yup pointy end down:tup: The variety is commonly know as Oz garlic but I like to think of it as “Sandford Sweet” You can call it what you like CCB. Hope grows well for you. I will be planting ours this weekend as we have had some decent rain and the soil is now nice a moist.

    #407314
    marzmarz
    Member

    Tassie Tiger wrote:

    Yup pointy end down:tup: … .

    Noooo! Pointy end UP or it will come out in China 😀

    #407315
    Lady BeeLady Bee
    Keymaster

    marz wrote:

    Tassie Tiger wrote:

    Yup pointy end down:tup: … .

    Noooo! Pointy end UP or it will come out in China 😀

    Perhaps that’s why all we seem to see in the supermarket is Chinese garlic….. 😉

    #407316
    Tassie TigerTassie Tiger
    Member

    Just checking just checking :shy:

    #407317
    Good LiferGood Lifer
    Member

    :lol::lol::lol:

    #407318
    theateamtheateam
    Member

    Okay, so does that mean that Garlic goes in the ground in May and gets harvested in Spring?? I live somewhere with light frosts now and am feeling confused about when to plant/harvest. Is it basically the same as onions and carrots that like a bit of chill over winter to get good roots growing?

    Ta, Amy

    #407319
    ccBearccBear
    Member

    You did not say what region which will help give you a correct answer. I live in the hinterland of Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Qld and we also get frost here. Last year when had 3normal frost and one bad black frost.

    Here I have been told plant April early May and harvest when the leaves start to die back. I grow mine in a wicking bed which has 30% shade cloth over it, I am hoping this will protect from the frost here.

    This is my first year planting garlic and will be interested in seeing how it goes. All the segments I planted have sprouted so so far so good.

    Thanks to TT for all. :tup:

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