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Old June 28, 2019   #1
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Default growing up garlic rounds/bulbils in greenhouse

Funny how you often end up learning something by accident. Such is the tale of the garlic rounds and bulbils which I didn't plant until late January 2019 in the greenhouse. I ran out of space outdoors and decided to use the big tomato containers to grow the remaining rounds as well as bulbils inside. They were up in mid March, grew quickly and flopped over before it was even a semblance of spring outside, so I decided to keep them in the greenhouse until ready to harvest. I have already removed the scapes that formed, and now getting anxious about watering too much, I dug a few small ones to check and decided to take up all that had three leaves or less.

I was delighted to find that some smaller rounds had produced a large round instead of a bulb with small cloves. This may be due to the late planting, maybe conditions in the greenhouse are a factor too, and variety - I will compare the stats when all are harvested.

Anyway, take a look at the beautiful honkin rounds from Early Purple and Germidour. The largest ones are about an inch tall, so they are as big as many a planted clove. It's a great shortcut to sizing up next season.
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