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Old January 1, 2019   #1
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Default Planting garlic in ... January??

I did it. I had a bunch left over. I planted about 300 back in Oct and Nov, and I decided to try one last batch now since I still had > 50 cloves left.

So, a few hours ago, I planted about 50 cloves of Legacy, and maybe 20 Music.

Has anyone planted garlic this late? Results?

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Old January 1, 2019   #2
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Hey Soilsniffer:

I'm just an hour down the road. I usually pick up some different garlic varieties at the Virginia Beach flower show (mid-January) and immediately plant them.

I've never seen much difference between them and the November-planted.

In years that have a warm early winter - where the garlic tops grow tall - only to be nailed by a cold late winter the January-garlic does better.

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I was just wondering if it was too late; haven't got mine out yet with all the rain, so I'll follow in your footsteps and just plant late. Good luck to us!

Good info Jeff, thanks!
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never tried it here.

we usually have 3 ft or more of snow on frozen ground, makes it kinda hard.

i have been told that as long as you can dig the ground, you can plant garlic.

i'm just not willing to go to extreme measures to do so.



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I plant in fall (October), but you can plant it whenever you want, even spring. Just expect smaller cloves.
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Old January 2, 2019   #6
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I planted garlic in early November(?). It is up, about 3-4 inches. I'm worried. We've had temps down to single digits briefly, and up to 50, mostly hovering around freezing.
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I planted garlic in early November(?). It is up, about 3-4 inches. I'm worried. We've had temps down to single digits briefly, and up to 50, mostly hovering around freezing.
Do you have any straw or mulch around it? It's Tuff but a blanket over it for winter never hurts.
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I did put some pine needles over it; I could re-mound them up. Also have a few leaves. The only other thing I've got is dirt-like compost to bury them in.
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Hey Soilsniffer:

I'm just an hour down the road. I usually pick up some different garlic varieties at the Virginia Beach flower show (mid-January) and immediately plant them.

I've never seen much difference between them and the November-planted.


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That is good information, thanks very much.
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I'm glad to see this post as I've been toying with the idea of planting more garlic soon. With all the rain, all of a sudden the tops of some of my October planted garlic are starting to yellow. I have extra cloves that are in good shape so I will plant some out there tomorrow just to see how they do.
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