Vegetable species of the onion genus, *Allium*.

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Why are the tips of my hardneck garlic plants dying?

I've noticed that the tips of my hard neck garlic leaves are dying, and was wondering if this is normal, or not, because the flower stalk hasn't come up yet. What am I doing wrong/right? What ...
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I done messed up the garlic planting.

I planted whole cloves of garlic without breaking them up a few weeks ago. Now I see I should have broken them... they have formed lots of roots and small shoots. Should I break them up now? or just ...
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Should you beat up garlic for production similar to how you would a tree?

I've heard that the professional orchards have people beat up their trees with newspapers, so I was wondering if I should beat up my garlic by taking tiny bits off the points of the garlic.
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What causes garlic leaves to grow through each other splitting them?

It's my first time growing garlic, and it seems like the first cloves I planted have leaves splitting leaves apart, why is that?
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Does garlic get woody if you let it grow for too long?

I'm growing garlic in my garden this year, and was wondering if it turns woody (undesirable for cooking) if you let it grow for too long.
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Will growing Garlic in a garden keep insects away?

I was reading about how Garlic keeps insects away, and was wondering if just growing garlic in the garden will keep insects like Mosquitoes away.
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How should I prepare garlic bulbs prior to planting?

To add to the recent garlic posts, I thought I'd make my own. I noticed that some store bought garlic was starting to sprout in the fridge, and so took some out to see if they might be viable for ...
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How much potash should I give garlic?

I was reading up on garlic fertilizing, and was wondering how much potash to give my garlic plants. I don't know much about it, except the fact it is garlic from a single clove off a bulb.
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How does the head of a garlic compare to its stem?

I'm shocked at how fast my garlic stems are growing (about 1 inch per day, and there has only been about 2 weeks of growing weather), so I was wondering how the size of the garlic bulb compares to the ...
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What should the watering schedule for garlic be to ensure optimal growth?

I'm wondering if I should personally water garlic every day in the spring, or just let mother nature take care of it for the most part so it can grow big quickly, then allow it to do its own stuff ...
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Is it bad to turn over an upside down plant?

I decided to plant 2 heads of garlic this spring, and noticed that one is upside down, so I was wondering how to properly plant the clove so the side of the garlic that grows the roots has the correct ...
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Will garlic that sprouted on the shelf produce new cloves?

At a farm market this Spring I saw a display of garlic (hard-neck, if it matters) for sale that had started to sprout. The leaf-blades were at least an inch past the ends of the tip of the cloves and ...
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Does the garlic clove need to grow pointed end up?

Is it important that the clove for garlic is pointed end up, or can it grow just as good on its side, and look a little funny?
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Storing Garlic for Seed

I've started growing garlic each year, with the idea being I'd store most of it for seed the next year to gradually increase the amount I was growing. Last year, I planted 100 cloves, and saved about ...
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Harvest garlic year round?

I'm hoping that using a Popsicle tray I can freeze 6 cloves of garlic and once removed transplant them into an indoor garden. Would a fridge freezer be cold enough to trigger the budding process in ...
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Garlic scapes drooping during a cold winter without much snow. Will they survive?

I live in Massachusetts Zone 6b and I planted garlic in October (First time ever planting garlic!) about 6 inches deep into the soil, with mulch on top of the soil. The garlic I planted was organic ...
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Will garlic cloves that are broken off the root 'plate' still grow?

I bought a bulb of organic garlic to try and grow. While separating the cloves, a couple of them broke off that woody root 'plate'. Will they still grow?
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How do I select garlic which will continue to produce large heads in future replantings?

I've been replanting my garlic every year from some seed cloves I purchased 10 years ago. Every year, I replant cloves from the largest, nicest heads and use the smaller ones in the kitchen. Despite ...
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Can garlic grow without soil?

I recently opened my cabinet and noticed that a clove of garlic that I had was sprouting some roots. In my infinite need to experiment, I decided "Hey, I'll toss this in a mason jar with a little bit ...
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Are there any plants that shouldn't be planted near garlic?

I recall reading something on companion planting and crop rotation that mentioned some crops shouldn't be planted near or where garlic or other alliums were planted. The reason was that those plants ...
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How do I increase the chance of growing a garlic plant from a clove?

A while back I threw out some spoiled-looking garlic cloves only to find them growing quite well in my compost. I'd like to try planting a few (in a container, not the open ground). Can I simply ...
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What type of fertilizer should be used on garlic?

This is my third year growing garlic and in the past I've sprayed my plants with a liquid fish and seaweed fertilizer throughout the season. I had also applied a small amount of composted manure in ...
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How do I know when garlic is ready to be harvested?

I planted some garlic this spring and I am now wondering when I should harvest it. (I planted them between 60 and 90 days ago -- not quite sure when I put them in.) I pulled up one the other day and ...
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My second year garlic has flowers. Is it safe to eat?

Apparently I didn't find all my garlic bulbs last fall and they grew to 4 feet tall this spring. They have a large, white flower head. I want to try cooking with it, but don't want to risk my ...