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    berksmike is offline Sprouter
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    Have I missed the boat to plant garlic for a harvest in the autumn?
    Didn't do it earlier as was not going to grow it but a rearrangement of the plot has left some space

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    Although I have been growing some in pots over winter, I put the last few cloves into my lottie on Sunday. I know they need a bit of cold to help them along, so you never know! I thought it was worth a go anyway. Bernie aka Dexterdog
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    I planted the last of my spring planting garlic out last wekend, so if you're quick you would probably get an OK crop, don't leave it too long though!
    Also - make sure you get a spring planting variety rather than an autumn one which usually requires vernalisation (period of cold).
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    Yep my gardening diary says it is still ok to plant out your garlic. I planted mine out a few weeks ago but was really suprised at how quickly they came up.

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    I suppose this is a silly question, but would putting the garlic cloves wrapped in paper in the freezer for a spell have the same effect as leaving them in the garden in sub zero temperatures ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrier View Post
    I suppose this is a silly question, but would putting the garlic cloves wrapped in paper in the freezer for a spell have the same effect as leaving them in the garden in sub zero temperatures ?
    Don't know for sure, but would be worth giving it a go, sort of 'experimental gardening'?? Do let us know, and as with any scientific experiment, keep notes for future reference. I was reading something today about tree seeds needing 'vernalisation' (ie cold temperatures) and that this could be achieved by keeping them in the fridge for a while, then warming up again before planting.

    I would suggest that you do some for 12 hours (overnight) and see what happens.
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    Doesnt sound silly to me. Carol klein on GW tonight suggested doing similar to some perrenials. She suggested putting them into the fridge to simulate a long cold winter. The freezer may damage the seeds though.
    Im sure someone will have a more precise answer for you soon.

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    There is a very good vernilisation thread in the Growing Techniques board.
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