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Dividing society garlic

Posted by la_yanqui Argentina, zone 9b (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 29, 13 at 8:00

Hello, everyone! I am planting out a new flower bed in my garden here in Argentina, and I just picked up a 10 L-container (2.5 gal) of society garlic. The selection at the nurseries in my town is poor, and companies here don't do mail-order. Long story short, I was only able to buy the one container of this plant, but I would have bought three if it had been possible. Can I divide a plant of this size into three smaller plants without it suffering? It is flowering already, but I don't mind losing blooms as the foliage is evergreen and will still add interest. Temps here are still in the high 60s/low 70s, but summer is on its way. Thank you in advance for your help.

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RE: Dividing society garlic

in case you get no specific answer ... speaking generally ....

looking at images on google...

i would cut it in half... repot half.. and keep in full shade for a week or so.. to get it over the stress ... and then plant it in the garden ... for a show this year ....

and i would dissect the other part into as many pieces as i wanted .... .. expecting not much of a show this year ... but growing on the volume i want.. for the big show next year ...

do not confuse instant gratification ... with propagating a single into the volume you want/need ... the flower show will come ... next year.. at worse ..


RE: Dividing society garlic

Thank you. I went ahead and divided the plant, and so far it's looking good.

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