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Old May 31, 2016   #31
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Any garlic that had California in the name, at least half of it died.
I'm sticking to the hardnecks that have weird names! Stems as big as quarters!
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Old May 31, 2016   #32
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Don't throw those scapes away, they are usually $4 a pound at our farmers market
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Old May 31, 2016   #33
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Witches brooming.
Oregon State University recommends not fertilizing garlic heavily in the fall or winter, since it may cause abnormal growth called witches' brooming. Using a foliar fertilizer isn't indicated if the soil had enough nutrition at planting time. If you wish to foliar fertilize, add a spreader-sticker so the solution will adhere to the waxy, vertical garlic leaves. Stop using foliar feeding when the fifth leaf is present on the garlic plant or after the bulb begins to enlarge.



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I'm not sure either. It was so warm in my area that seemed like winter didn't even arrive. It reached the 70s by mid January. Temps were circulating between 50-70s pretty regularly. Then by the end of March through early May temps would hit freezing temps at night with daytime temps around 50-60s. But most of the time around the low 50s.

Some of my garlic looks strange to me. The first time it sprouted and grew, it looks like the other post and has one fat stem. I have at least 4 plants where the fat stem seems to have died back, only to regrow into tiny little grass like leaves.

Has anyone encountered this before. I almost have a feeling that these plants are behaving like bulbils plantings.
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Witches brooming.
Oregon State University recommends not fertilizing garlic heavily in the fall or winter, since it may cause abnormal growth called witches' brooming. Using a foliar fertilizer isn't indicated if the soil had enough nutrition at planting time. If you wish to foliar fertilize, add a spreader-sticker so the solution will adhere to the waxy, vertical garlic leaves. Stop using foliar feeding when the fifth leaf is present on the garlic plant or after the bulb begins to enlarge.


I'm not sure if this is what happened. I didn't apply fertilizer. It does only show up in ajo rojo a creole type garlic. Only a few bulbs It doesn't show anywhere else. Do you have pictures? I couldn't find a picture doing a web search.
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