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    Default I've been a proper divvy

    I planted my garlic in Feb...but DOH DOH DOH I didn't split the bulb just shoved the whole thing in!
    So I have 3 bulbs all growing quite well but I have no idea whether its a good idea to lift them split the best grown cloves off and replant or just leave it to its own devices and see what happens.
    I've never grown garlic before (as you can probably tell ) and the packet instructions said to plant the bulbs with the tops just sticking out.

    Any advice gratefully received.
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    there's always one !

    Me, I'd leave them, make the best of it and do it proper next year
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Leave them to it, they won't be brill but you will have grown your first garlic
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    Thanks Two_Sheds and Shirlthegirl43.
    Yep Two_Sheds...I'm the one, but it is only my 2nd year of gardening and frankly would have made even more c**k ups if it hadn't been for this forum.
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    We all learn from our mistakes NGR.........it's not the end of the world. At least you know you won't do it again next year or this year if you plant them in October.

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    Plant in October????? ooooooh yet more pearls of wisdom from an expert.Thank you.
    I've just been out for a peep and one bulb appears to have split and there are stalks coming up in an area about 12 cm around so maybe I will get something from that plant, the other 2 there are stalks but very close together.
    I'll leave them and get a surprise when I do lift them but I will be browsing around now to find garlic that I can plant in October.
    This stuff is Fokhagyma thats in now.
    Any advice on October garlic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieGardenerRow View Post
    Thanks Two_Sheds and Shirlthegirl43.
    Yep Two_Sheds...I'm the one
    Hey, cheer up - you're not the only one. Leave them for now and see what happens. Next year split the bulb into individual bits and plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieGardenerRow View Post
    Any advice on October garlic?
    October is when you're meant to plant garlic - How to Grow the Garlic herb.
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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