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    Default Planting garlic.

    Just wondering about this.
    I bought some really big and healthy heads of garlic over the weekend with a view to planting it.
    My question is it too early to plant.
    Will it rot in the ground if I plant it to early.
    If I keep it until later in the season to plant, how best to store it.
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    Bumping Bramble's thread as I'd like to know as well. I also have garlic which I'm debating whether to plant to not ...

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    Personally I would think it is too early to plant. Similar to Broad beans too much growth before the dormant season is not healthy for the plant.
    It will be fine held as an unplanted bulb to be planted October/November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SalfordWhite View Post
    Personally I would think it is too early to plant. Similar to Broad beans too much growth before the dormant season is not healthy for the plant.
    It will be fine held as an unplanted bulb to be planted October/November.
    Personally I would hold onto it for a while and wait until Sept/Oct..
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    Well garlic naturally does not dig itself out of the ground and wait around until September so that it can burrow into the ground. That said I am not sure how the bulbs will develop. Someone could try putting a few cloves in the ground now and seeing what happens. Will mean a "feedback" on here. Unless someone has done it already (VC you dabble in this kind of thing have you any info to give us?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Door View Post
    Well garlic naturally does not dig itself out of the ground and wait around until September so that it can burrow into the ground. That said I am not sure how the bulbs will develop. Someone could try putting a few cloves in the ground now and seeing what happens. Will mean a "feedback" on here. Unless someone has done it already (VC you dabble in this kind of thing have you any info to give us?)

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    Bill I will give it a go as I have noting to lose. We seem to be back to our normal summer here on the coast x
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    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.

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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.
    Sorry Jay-ell couldn't quite understand the end of your post? Autocorrect? Interested to learn...
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