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Old January 13, 2018   #20
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Location: Vaasa, Finland, latitude N 63°
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Good looking harvest Richard! What size were the original bulbs, which produced multi clove bulbs in just one season?

It makes sense that dry conditions would cause the softnecks to produce real scapes. If the garlic grows in a dry location, only method for future survival is to grow the bulbils on a tall stem, from where the clones will scatter on ground and possibly be moved to better location by wind and rainstorms. Last June here was quite dry and I had no watering for the field grown garlic. Now I have planted all garlic closer to the well, so I can water it during the weekends, if it is dry, so I do not expect to see real scapes in the softnecks.

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