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Vegetable species of the onion genus, Allium.

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Injecting zinc fertiliser directly into plant roots

I am facing an unusual problem. The soil concentration of heavy metal cadmium (Cd) in my garden is high. Getting cadmium out of the soil is a tricky and long term process, and the quick solution is to ...
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Can I gently harvest garlic greens throughout the season without stunting the bulbs?

I cook for one and have 14 robust garlic plants. If I harvest one leaf from each cyclically (i.e. once every two weeks) will this depreciate bulb growth?
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Melampsora toxicity

We today collected some wild garlic leaves (Allium ursinum) in the garden, and we found small points on the leaves. They are white or yellow, it's difficult to tell because the points are just half a ...
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Can you overwinter garlic in a basement?

Back in the fall I planted garlic for the first time. Unfortunately, we had a mild winter (or, anyway, it got cold late and didn't stay cold consistently), and the garlic sprouted too early and then ...
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Elephant garlic Allium ampeloprasum struggling, difficiencies?

I noticed that these Allium ampeloprasum started a couple months ago, are struggling and showing some deficiencies that I can't pinpoint. My soil is sandy and poor, with pH slightly over 8. I gave it ...
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Should my garlic be sprouting already?

I planted garlic last weekend, expecting it to come up in the spring, as indicated here. Then I went away for a few days. When I came back today, it was already sprouting. Should I be alarmed? Is this ...
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How does fall planted garlic cope with snow, and freezing temperatures?

Last fall I planted garlic, and it has a few leaves sticking out of the ground now. How will this effect the leaves?
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Zone 4 - Can you overwinter garlic too early?

I live in Zone 4 (Minneapolis area) and I'm wondering if it's possible to plant garlic too early for overwintering? I had a bed free up earlier then expected that I'd like to turn and mulch but I don'...
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Intercropping garlic with white mustard and carrots

The word around local farmers is to grow white mustard in the soil you plan to grow garlic next year. Presumably, it reduce the amount of white rot (Sclerotium cepivorum). Does it make sense to ...
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Yellowing of very young garlic plants

Garlic planted last autumn is showing some yellowing on the tips of the leaves. Some tips are also dry. I am unsure why this is happening. The winter was relatively mild, with temperature no lower ...
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Can garlic be planted in the winter, in hardiness zone 5 inland northeast USA?

I got a bunch of garlic bulbs to plant a couple weeks ago but winter struck early and I didn't manage to plant them yet. We've had a foot of snow and 2 cycles of snow/thaw so far, and for at least two ...
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What's wrong with my garlic? Overwatered or lacked nutrients?

I'm growing 9 garlics in one container. Previously 10 but the other one died. Currently, some of their leaves are turning yellow and they are still one month old. I used a soil-less medium and I apply ...
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Planting immature garlic

This year's garlic got infected with garlic rust. The bulb's are actually decent size (60-80g), but I have a feeling that the garlic didn't mature due to being heavily infected. The leaves are ...
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How should I deal with garlic rust after the harvest?

I've grown garlic that got infected with garlic rust. I had some luck in that the infection started late in the spring so the bulbs are actually pretty big - around 60g, cleaned. The garlic stems and ...
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Unidentified mold on garlic cloves

I found this mold growing on two of my garlic cloves today. I have planted the garlic in a pot indoors at least two weeks ago with two others. I water it only when I think the soil feels dry, the ...
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Is this wild garlic?

I harvested what thought was wild garlic today, April 15th, but I have a doubt now. I heard the plant can look at lot like meadow saffron and lilys of the valley, both of which are potentially deadly. ...
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Can I plant garlic in the spring?

Usually I plant garlic in the fall and let it go through winter and into spring. But what about growing it in spring? What care is needed for growing it over the spring/summer, if it can be done? I ...
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Do I remove the garlic flower?

I've never grown elephant garlic before which I believe is closer to a leek than garlic. Anyway, it looks like it wants to flower so should I snip it off? Or should I let it flower, collect the seeds ...
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How to crop rotate garlic?

I'm trying to come up with a suitable crop rotation regimen for garlic. What are the plants suitable for planting on the "garlic space" the second and third year of rotation? In particular I am ...
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Will small garlic bulbs produce big bulbs?

This is my first time growing garlic, had a particularly rainy and dismal spring followed by flecks intensified, spread to neighboring garlic plants, and soon were infecting entire crop-garlic-rust, ...
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Will refrigerator freezing garlic in the pot for a few hours create the necessary cold time required?

My garlic heads that were dying already didn't turn out too well, and my elephant garlic isn't turning out yet, should I throw the pots in the freezer for a few hours in order to simulate to the ...
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My garlic tops were dying off, butI have tiny garlic to sho for it what did I do wrong?

I put garlic between the hostas, and lilies my mom grows, and the leaves died back, what did I do wrong?
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Do I need to wait a year before harvesting garlic?

I'm confused about how to grow garlic. I'm planning to grow it from a clove. After it grows, do I take the seed from the flower and plant it again, waiting for the second year to harvest the garlic? ...
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Does garlic being green automatically mean it will sprout?

I purchased some elephant garlic from Walmart after it was beginning to break apart on its own, the center was a spongy consistency, but there hasn't been a shoot from any of the bulbs after a week. ...
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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. Time:right before summer Location:full ...
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What should I do with garlic I planted as whole cloves instead of breaking them up?

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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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 family'...