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Garlic

Posted by blue72 5b (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 2, 14 at 17:00

Hello I live in detroit what we'll be the best type of garlic to plant?


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RE: Garlic

You can plant any type you want. Hardneck and softneck both grow well here. Unfortunately you missed the best time to plant, which is in the fall (I usually plant in mid-October). So plant them as soon as you can in spring. I plant the cloves 2-3 inches deep and space them 6 inches apart in all directions.

Rodney


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RE: Garlic

Yes, agree with above. Plant as soon as the ground thaws , First chance. Missing the fall planting means that you might get slightly smaller gralics.


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Best way to see what grows well locally is to by it at a local farmers market.
I am about 1 hour north of you, have planted several kinds of garlic, some good -some bad, but the best overall performer is what I bought from locals.

You can still plant some bulbs, put them in some biodegradable pots and stick them outside, somewhere they will be protected from extreme cold and won't sprout on "warm days". As soon as the ground thaws plant them, pot and all.


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I might have some leftover seed from clove if you want some.
It's hardneck.


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RE: Garlic

I did a sort of experiment with garlic last summer, you might find it interesting...

Use the link below or look for it in the Far North forum....

Here is a link that might be useful: Garlic Experiment


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