dividing garlic bulbs

sbyerb1144May 8, 2012

I bought a pack of four garlic bulbs and was wondering if I need to divide them into the smaller sections to plant or just plant the whole bulb as is. Thanks for your help.

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mtam0707

You should divide the garlic bulb by each clove, keeping the paper on before planting. Each clove will grow into a bulb eventually. :)

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 4:19PM
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stuffradio

You divide them individually, leaving the paper on the cloves. You're a bit late for planting though.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 5:30PM
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socks

Try it anyway, even if you are late to be planting. It's cheap enough to just plug in a few to see what happens.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 5:46PM
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sbyerb1144

Thanks to all of you.I got the bulbs for half price so I,m game to try them even though it is late !

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 6:10PM
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mtam0707

I don't know how it is in Alabama, but here in So. Cal I plant garlic year 'round. To start, I planted in October, about 40 cloves. Then, in June/July when I harvested, I planted more. Then each year rotates in time, depending on when I harvest. I've never had a problem and they have lasted through our mild-cold winters & overly-hot summers. I can't stand it if there is a lull in between harvests when I have to buy a garlic head. Such a difference!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 11:12AM
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