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dividing garlic bulbs

Posted by sbyerb1144 z7 NW Alabama (My Page) on
Tue, May 8, 12 at 14:47

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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RE: dividing garlic bulbs

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

RE: dividing garlic bulbs

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

RE: dividing garlic bulbs

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.

RE: dividing garlic bulbs

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

RE: dividing garlic bulbs

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!

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