Question on garlic, please

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  1. ceresone

    ceresone Well-Known Member Supporter

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    In reading different forums, I've noticed some recommend using triple ten fertilizer on garlic, while others say commercial fertilizers sicken garlic, and only organic fertilizers are used.
    your comments, please?
     
  2. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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    I use lots of organic compost on mine good composted cow manure also they are shallow feeders so just make sure the top 4 inches or so is especially fertile.
     

  3. anniew

    anniew keep it simple and honest Supporter

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    I use Fertrell's 2-4-2, but if there is plenty of organic matter in the soil, it seems to make for larger bulbs. Ann
     
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    Paquebot Well-Known Member

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    Garlic, or any other plant-life, doesn't care where it gets its NPK as long as it gets enough and in the proper proportion needed. For garlic, Ann has the correct 1-2-1 NPK ratio since garlic and onions prefer twice as much phosphorus than nitrogen or potassium. Cow and horse manure are about 2-1-2 ratio. Although horse manure is our main garlic field fertilizer, it's spread heavy enough so that there is ample phosphorus when combined with the 3 inches of straw mulch from the previous year.

    Martin
     
  5. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    As long as we're talking garlic, has anyone gotten their orders yet? I'm in Zone 5a, and ordered from Shumway 9/13.

    I'm anxiously awaiting mine...

    Pony!
     
  6. chicken

    chicken Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm in zone 5, Nebraska around Omaha, and I got my garlic last week. Got it planted yesterday.
     
  7. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Shumway is getting a call on Monday. I want my garlic!

    Pony!
     
  8. northstarpermie

    northstarpermie Well-Known Member

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    Just like my seeds, I keep some of my garlic for planting. I actually just got done planting my garlic today for next year.
     
  9. Zebraman

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    Hey Guys;I received my Garlic today (Kazakhstan,Spanish Roja,and Gray Shallots) from Territorial.I also got conformation in email that my Creole Garlic is on its way from Gourmet Garlic.Its that time of the year again.-
     
  10. Charleen

    Charleen www.HarperHillFarm.com Supporter

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    Border of zones 5 & 6 here.
    We fall-plant our garlic in a raised bed, using lots of goat manure & bedding that has composted down. Not sure what variety hubby Joe plants but we've had good luck doing it this way.
     
  11. lonelyfarmgirl

    lonelyfarmgirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    well, I planted mine where my beans and corn were. the soil was pretty well tilled, then dumped a month old bucket of rabbit poopy on the dirt, and covered with 6 inches of straw. some are sprouting, some not yet. well see.
     
  12. Jenn

    Jenn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Southern exposure not sending their garlic out too quickly either- maybe next month