There is no place cheaper than www.wegrowgarlic.com I suggested $1.00 to $1.50 per bulb plus shipping for the common varieties, more for the rare ones. That's what they went with. (SSE gets minimum $2.50 per bulb.) We're not looking to get rich but to have fun. Supply limited on many so don't wait too long. Elephant's already gone. Of course, tell Karen that Martin sent you!Speckledpup said:Martin
Any suggestions on where to buy SMALL quanties at a decent price.
You got some good ones there and all should be stronger than what you grew from the store. Purple Glazer is the earliest one of the lot and has real thin skin on the bulbs. Thus it has a habit of splitting the skin. That spoils the good looks of its purple stripes but makes up for it in good taste.Speckledpup said:Martin
I sent my order this morn, guess I should have asked you to look it over first. From reading the description I think I've ordered all mild, please tell me I'm close to being right?
Already harvested my grocery store garlic. (yeah bought a bulb last year and tried it) and they did fantastic. Hey first year, started small only 10 plants, but it has me hooked.
Martins Heirloom (this one was a must have)
They can't cross since they do not produce true flowers and do not make seeds. That's why you only buy them as bulbs.Now next round of questions.
Will the hardneck cross if planted by each other (I want to try and save seeds, try being the key word)
If they cross can I re-plant from the cloves and them remain true)
12 inch spacing is indeed what we have found to be best in the field. Over the years, I've also been steadily increasing the space from originally 6 inches to nearly a foot now. 6 inches is fine for getting a lot of small bulbs but I've watched the overall average size increase with the wider spacing.In the pictures at the site the plant spacing looks to be about 12 inches, is that right. If so I had mine planted way to close, they were maybe 6 inches apart (10 in a 16X16 section of a raised bed) Grown in a combo of potting soil and pond silt.
You'll be OK. They are a softneck variety and have a long shelf life.I've already split my bulbs, what are the chances of them growing?
Down there, you'd want to look for almost any softneck varieties. They originated around the Mediterranean where winters are very mild and summers very warm. Many of the hardnecks would rush to maturity in the heat and not make large bulbs. So, for a beginner in South Texas, definitely start with something fool-proof like Simonetti or Italian Late. If all else fails, plant whatever is available in your local supermarket since most of that would be a softneck.james dilley said:O k as long as we are talking Garlic, What Varities for zone 10 For fall planting?? Any ideas thanks
If you planted garlic according to instructions and nothing came up, you either had dead cloves, buried them, or winter killed them. Plant the cloves 8 to 10 inches apart in well-drained rich soil, pointed end up, one to two inches of soil above the tips. Mulch after planting with 2 to 4 inches of shredded leaves, straw, or hay. Full sun and an average of about 3/4 inch of rain per week during the growing season.Spinner said:I planted garlic last fall but none came up. What's the secret to making it grow? Does it need sun or shade? Lots of water, very little water? I followed the instructions I found online, but ended up with nothing.
For garlic, one doesn't go by frost date but calender date. A planting chart for Zones 4-8 would begin at 9/15 and then add 15 days per zone. Zone 5 would be 9/30. Zone 6, 10/15. Zone 7, 10/30. And Zone 8 at 11/15.NickieL said:How long before frost should I plant my garlic?
Garlic doesn't like close neighbors. It would survive among your strawberries but not excel. Also, harvest would come shortly after the berries were done. Those plants would be just recovering from fruiting and then have their roots disrupted when the garlic is dug. However, if you planted your strawberries in rows about 3 feet apart, then you could plant a row of garlic between the rows.tinknal said:I started a strawberry patch this year. Could I interplant with garlic? The reason I ask is that this is the section of garden that won't get tilled up in the spring.