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Old May 19, 2019   #8
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Originally Posted by Nan_PA_6b View Post
I planted Kettle River softneck garlic outside late last fall. How do I know when to harvest them?

Most people go by the drying down of the leaves. When there are three or four green leaves left, that is a good sign they are ready to harvest. Each green leaf represents a layer of wrapper that is still intact. The dry leaves represent wrappers that are degrading or degraded. So you want to harvest while there are some good wrappers left for storage purposes. The bulb should also be at maximum size by then with a good layer of wrappers intact. You can leave them longer, but in the end they won't have any wrappers on em, so storage life will be short.
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