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    Fat thumbs - small keys.

    It hangs back until the weather gets cooler later on in the year.

    At the minute all you can see is the flowers on a few of them as the leaves all died back an the other bulbs are dormant.

    I should start seeing the new growth between Sept and Nov
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    Thanks Earthgirl Jen. I will give it a go as well. It is raining here so can do it later. Only thing is I willl have to remember where I planted them. I suppose we should also record how deep and what we bury them with. I will try BFB and MPC and a depth of FTF. Anyone else willing to give it a go?

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    no idea what MPC and FTF are, is there a list of abbreviations used on site anywhere? I plant out garlic in late September when I remember about 2 to 3 inches deep.

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    Hi Mark Riga

    BFB blood fish and bone
    MPC mulitpurpose compost
    FTF four thick fingers (my little joke, you have to find your own thick fingers!!)

    Not sure if there is a list of other abbreviations.

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    As said it doesn't dig itself out of the ground then hop back in later in the year.
    However it has been dug up, dried and I suspect that if planted now it will go on a growth period which it had remained in the ground it would not do.

    In effect planting it now could start it growing a bit too early.

    Have to say have been wondering about just leaving some in the ground and seeing what happens. Mine was poorish again. The ones that grew best were planted in Spring and not the Autumn.

    If you keep some for later then bottom of the fridge where it is coldest seems fine. even if they sprout it will just be a little and you eventually want them to sprout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    Fat thumbs - small keys.

    It hangs back until the weather gets cooler later on in the year.

    At the minute all you can see is the flowers on a few of them as the leaves all died back an the other bulbs are dormant.

    I should start seeing the new growth between Sept and Nov
    Thanks now makes sense x it's elephant garlic I also have given to me by a friend last year. I lifted them prob Aug 2017 as the leaves had died back. They weren't old enough to produce bulbs and as such just gave me larger bulbs/seeds? They didn't split into cloves. They are still sitting in a tray threatening to throw growth.

    So I will plant some next week and see what happens.

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    I suspect Kirk is correct. However, five cloves have gone in the ground as I previously said. I will await developments and try to keep you all informed. The cloves were from three different heads that I grew this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    I have elephant garlic in the bed permenantly - although I haven't lifted the bulbs. It hans back uptil the weather gets cooler later on in the hear.
    Jay-ell if you leave them in permanently, do they increase in size, and dont they go to seed?
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