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Old August 12, 2018   #65
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It was great to re-read this thread as harvest time approaches for me. It's been very hot by local standards although we did have a wet spell in July, and sure enough my garlic is looking like other growers' with "normal" summers - lots of brown and yellow tips. My three weeks from scapes date for the earliest porcelains is this Wednesday, and I went out after my reread and counted mostly green leaves, 5 or better. I doubt they will be down to 4 by Wednesday, but I could be wrong.

Also this year I have scapes on which I'm planning to leave - and will leave those plants as long as possible ie give them some extra weeks if it doesn't turn too wet and cold. Wondered if anyone is using the scapes as an indicator of crop being ready and if so, would you say ready or wait?

Here are pics of the porcelain scapes.
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