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Old March 19, 2018   #16
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We are running late here also, but not so severe...
It's been pouring down rain at about 40* F
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Old March 19, 2018   #17
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There's more snow on my garlic beds now than there has been all winter. No hurry, I just hope they survived the times without the snow.
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Old March 19, 2018   #18
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Mine grows wild, so it looks A-ok.
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Old March 19, 2018   #19
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There's more snow on my garlic beds now than there has been all winter. No hurry, I just hope they survived the times without the snow.


Same here. We went through multi days of sub-zero (F) temps with no snow on the beds for insulation. Last year was one of my best garlic years. I'm afraid of what this year will bring...
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Old March 25, 2018   #20
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Same here. We went through multi days of sub-zero (F) temps with no snow on the beds for insulation. Last year was one of my best garlic years. I'm afraid of what this year will bring...




Looking good so far!



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Old March 25, 2018   #21
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Enough snow melted that I could finally get to the garden yesterday. The beds run east-west and the north half is still snow covered, but the south half are bare and I have lots of garlic sprouting. I was so happy to see that! The rest of the snow should be gone within the next few days.
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Old July 25, 2018   #22
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Many of you in more milder climates may already have your garlic harvested and curing, so how does your harvest look like?

Even the ground had snow cover quite long we had a jump start to summer in end of May with some record temperatures and the garlic got growing fast. It has been really hot and dry and luckily I moved my planting to more moist location than last year. I have started to harvest the garlic two weeks earlier than normally and have now lifted half of what is growing on the field. The Siberian Marbled Purple Stripe, which I planted most has grown really well and produced much bigger heads than earlier. It has usually had only four cloves, but now there are only couple of such and most have five or six cloves.

The first photo has the ones lifted yesterday and cleaned today. Second photo shows the colors of the ones I lifted last week and have been hanging in the garage for five days.

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The first photo has the ones lifted yesterday and cleaned today. Second photo shows the colors of the ones I lifted last week and have been hanging in the garage for five days.

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Such beautiful bulbs!!
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+1!!! The color of the bulbs after hanging is simply gorgeous.

I just removed scapes from the porcelains today, and the purple stripes are a week later, so no harvest reports here for another three + weeks.
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Old July 28, 2018   #25
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I lifted the remaining fall planted garlic from the field on Friday and brought those home for cleaning. I was happily surprised how Red Russian, which originates from Kolkja in Estonia, had grown. I have never got so large hardneck heads. The biggest one is 3" or 76 mm in diameter

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Beautiful! Looks like they have about 8 cloves per bulb too, so you don't need too many bulbs to replant the same amount.
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Old July 30, 2018   #27
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Now I have all fall planted garlic cleaned for dying in the garage. After a dry period, we got humid weather and thunderstorms, so I can not dry them outdoors. I got the last ones cleaned yesterday just before the constant thunder and heavy rains started.

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Perfect timing! And they look wonderful all cleaned up for drying.
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Old July 30, 2018   #29
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Default Dry/wet season impact on harvest time

I don't have a picture of what I've harvested, but I have a picture of what I've not. Usually we harvest first week of August, but this year was extremely dry until about eight days ago, when we started a few days of very heavy rains. During the dry spell, we hardly ever watered the garlic, and as a result the leaves got quite dry and they look much different from last year. So it was difficult for me to tell by the leaves when to harvest. But anyway, I harvested about 20 or so of the 150 bulbs, and they look good. It's been about three weeks since scape harvest. Should I harvest the rest? How much difference does a dry or wet season make in when to harvest?

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It looks like there is not much green leaves on your garlic, so the bulbs will not grow anymore and should be harvested before all wrappers have deteriorated. If I were you, I would dig them up now.

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