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Old October 28, 2016   #16
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Do you have grow a specific hardneck variety or could you grow softnecks? Softnecks should do well in in zone 7.
Softnecks are not so hardy and on our cooler climate they tend to partially bolt with bulbils growing on the stem just above the soil level, so I grow mainly hardnecks. We eat the scapes, so that is one of the advantages of growing the hardneck varieties.

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Old October 28, 2016   #17
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Sari, I just went with the hardnecks because that seemed to be the suggested type for my area.
This fall I am planting Music and Romanian Red.
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Old November 6, 2016   #18
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Listen to Henry.
He has forgotten more about garlic than most will ever know.
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Old November 7, 2016   #19
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Listen to Henry.
He has forgotten more about garlic than most will ever know.
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It's great to know that you can leave scapes on but plan to harvest later.
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It's great to know that you can leave scapes on but plan to harvest later.
Forgot to mention that you will need to water a bit longer with the scapes left on.
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I've done all of the above over the years...harvested some skapes for eating, left more than half. Harvested 50% full cloves and left some in the ground for a few weeks longer. I'm in garlic growing country with the SaugertiesGarlicFestival just down the mountain from me and my exit off the thruway on my way up the catskill mnts. I've yet to see a difference removing the scapes, or seeing much difference in size leaving some in the ground longer but will certainly pay more attention now. I just recharged my stock with new varieties. And a new bed planted last weekend.
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