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Harvest Time!!!

Category: GARLIC | Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:49 pm

Six months had passed and they just looked like they are not going to grow any further.

Garlic ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
A couple of the plants had lost their bulb and I have no idea why or how. Looking at the picture I am sure you can imagine how hot the weather is!

No Bulb??? ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
Here is a picture of one of the plants with the missing bulb.

Leeks?? ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
These are the plants with the bulb and they do not resemble garlic bulbs at all because there is no cloves. They look excatly like leek don't they?

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toni wrote on Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:00 pm:

Certainly doesn't look like Garlic.

I thought Leeks were thicker and only the bottom couple of inches was white with the rest being the green leaves?
They look almost like Scallions on steroids.

Have you tasted one yet?

carolyn keiper wrote on Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:32 pm:

Did you dig the garlic or pull the stem? Look down in the soil if you pulled it. I can't pull mine. It has to be dug. the roots really hold fast in the soil. Hope it's there.


Sjoerd wrote on Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:24 am:

Well KK--I can't say for sure why your garlics are so small and seem to have just a single bulb instead of cloved segments.

I do know that there is a type of garlic which originally came from China Yunnan or Hunah province, I think)and it is a single clove (garlic round) sort.

Another cause could be that the cloves that you planted were immature.

A third possibility is that you have lifted these prematurely. You know KK, garlics first swell to a certain diameter, and only then do they begin to clove.


Jerry Sullivan wrote on Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:30 am:

I would guess scallions too. Never garlic.



KK Ng wrote on Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:22 pm:

Toni I like the way you describe them...hehehe!!!! Some of the leeks we get here especially those from China looks like that.
No Carolyn they were not there and yes I had to dig them up except for those without the bulbs :(
Sojerd you could be right that the cloves that I planted were immature. Ok, I'll try some old garlic the next time :)
Jerry my scallions looks nothing like that, more like leeks don't you think so unless like Toni said,"scallions on steriod" :D


Sjoerd wrote on Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:22 am:

It sounds like a good idea...but remember when planting garlics plant only the biggest cloves, as small cloves will give you small bulbs and large cloves will give you large bulbs.

Good luck.


KK Ng wrote on Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:13 am:

Thanks Sojerd, I'll remember that!

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