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.

Time:right before summer
Location:full sun flower bed

hardneck garlic dying tips What am I doing wrong/right?
What should I do for them?

  • When did you plant it? What has the weather been like? First guess is too much or not enough water, though "not enough" can also be achieved with spring-planted garlic and adequate soil moisture (but inadequate root development from having been spring planted)
    – Ecnerwal
    May 25 '16 at 2:51
  • Also location could be useful. It is normal, if the plant is old (and garlic is ready to be collected, before it will growth again). May 25 '16 at 8:37
  • They were planted about 2 months ago, and they're in the flower bed. May 25 '16 at 15:03
  • Location as in which continent, what season etc. Jun 1 '16 at 1:46

+1 for inadequate moisture from being spring planted. They look pretty healthy, just young. I would wait them out. They should sprout their hard neck and then flower, all before the adult leaves begin to yellow and dry out. I planted my hardneck in the fall and harvested early August. Yours should be ready late September/early October if you planted in late May.

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