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    Default Growing Garlic from start to finish in a cold greenhouse

    I have never grown garlic before, so last october i planted around 20 cloves outside in the raised bed.And 20 inside the cold greenhouse , the ones outside have turned yellow and some have rotted.

    The garlic cloves in the greenhouse look very healthy, can i leave them inside the cold greenhouse until harvest time or do i have to lift them and plant outside.

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    Mine are potted in terracotta pots and were moved out of my greenhouse last week and put on the outside step! You don't have to put them in soil beds. Don't water at the moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    Mine are potted in terracotta pots and were moved out of my greenhouse last week and put on the outside step! You don't have to put them in soil beds. Don't water at the moment!
    I have mine in the soil beds in the cold greenhouse, and i watered them today will they grow to fast now.

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    Where are you Wimot? - if you pop your location into your profile it will help

    Personally, a greenhouse is for tender plants; not garlics so I'd uproot and replant out somewhere.
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    My greenhouse is on the site of my old polytunnel, i managed to grow onions and shallots ok in this, I thought garlic would be ok.
    Its confusing as garlic does grow in quite hot countries as well, the variety i
    'm growing is called Thermidrome.

    Cheers.
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    I have my garlic in a couple of places at the mo. Some are in a moveable planter in the greenhouse, but will get moved out of there soon due to space and my other growing adventures. The other are on my kitchen windowsill. Both are doing fine at the mo, although I have no idea what is going on under the soil. My greenhouse garlic will get a dash of home made compost when I put them outside to help with nutrients and water retention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmot View Post
    i watered them today will they grow to fast now
    No, but they'll rot if you overwater them (as will most plants)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmot View Post
    My greenhouse ...I thought garlic would be ok.
    Most people move their garlic out of the gh when it starts to fill up with tender plants eg. tomatoes, chillies
    It's a space issue more than a heat one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    No, but they'll rot if you overwater them (as will most plants)



    Most people move their garlic out of the gh when it starts to fill up with tender plants eg. tomatoes, chillies
    It's a space issue more than a heat one
    I have plenty of room for my other tender plants, thanks for letting me know the heat is not a problem.
    I think i will move half outside and leave the other inside and see which does best.

    Cheers...

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