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what to do with over eager garlic

by Tony Renzulli (wannabeefarmer)

Hi all,

I planted and mulched my garlic at the end of sept. I put down 12 inches of hay only to find numerous (probably about 50%) bulbs have sprout through the mulch .Not sure if this is ok .Any suggestions ? thanks



I think you are ok. I read that a freeze will come and kill the young shoots, but cover them all up with mulch until spring. At that point, when you see the new shoots emerging (again) pull the mulch back and fertilize. Harvest when the just the lower leaves are brown. Harvest time depends on the variety and climate. You can read more about it at
gardengirl commented on 11/13/12