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    I bought two types of garlic recently from the garlic farm. Planted some in the raised beds and a few in pots in the greenhouse. All of one type- Carcassonne Wight have come through but only a couple of shoots of the Picardy wight have come through. Is that normal?

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    how long have they been planted ? i think its roughly 3-4 weeks after planting you get growth above ground
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    Annie, that can happen even from cloves from two of one kind. The Picardy might just naturally be slower though. Have any of the ones that don't show top growth developed roots?
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    Will check back in my book to see when I planted. Feels like at least a month. Should I fumble around a bit to see if any of the planted cloves have roots?

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    I agree with AP...I find some focus on root production before top growth. Nothing wrong with giving them a few more weeks
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    I noticed some are later than others,it is worrying when half the beds empty but then one day when you forget about them,they’re all there
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    Quote Originally Posted by annie8 View Post
    Will check back in my book to see when I planted. Feels like at least a month. Should I fumble around a bit to see if any of the planted cloves have roots?
    You would be better to leave well alone personally the only veg. I would check by fumbling about the roots are potatoes with anything else you could cause damage to tender roots
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    Patience, patience and more patience.
    Things grow when they're ready to and this cold weather doesn't encourage anything to stick its head out of the ground.
    Wait another month or two and see if they've caught up!
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