Hard neck garlic
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Author:  Imagemaker [ Sep 14, 2018 2:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Hard neck garlic

I have heard it is good to plant hard neck garlic in the Fall.
Does anyone know where it can be purchased?

Author:  CooknThyme [ Sep 14, 2018 3:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hard neck garlic

Author:  snowman [ Sep 14, 2018 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hard neck garlic

I second the I have been buying garlic from them for 4 planting seasons(this will be my fifth) they are out of Fort Collins so shipping is reasonable.

When looking for garlic be sure to read the description, just because it is hard neck does not mean it is good for our climate.

I use to do both soft and hard neck but if the spring is wet the soft neck just does not cope well.

If you want to know what varieties I grow, send me a message with your email and I can also attach some pictures of this years harvest we were rocking it!!.

Author:  conifer4 [ Sep 19, 2018 11:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hard neck garlic

I have been growing Music hard neck garlic (from Territorial Seeds), does well up here. As with everything, some years are better than others. If you are new to growing garlic, be sure to save some of the harvest to replant in the fall. You can also use the scapes in cooking. I generally cut the scapes off, keeping the plants energy directed into bulb growth instead of flowering, but will leave a few scapes for cooking and flowering. I always plant in the beginning of October and mulch it for the winter. Note that soft neck stores longer than hard neck, hence all the stores generally carry soft neck.

Last year I harvested the bulbils (little cloves from the flowers) to see what I can do with them. I planted some of them last fall and some this spring. Just harvested these (small single clove "rounds") and will replant in October to see if they will produce next year. On going experiment.

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