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Posted: Oct 13, 2022 - 04:44 pm


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I do the same. Once the scape has completed a full circle, it's time to harvest. You can either cut it just above the top leaf, snap it off at the top leaf, or you can grab it and pull it up and out of the stem.
I like to do it by pulling slowly, as you get much more scape. Grab the scape at the top leaf and pull straight up.
Usually mid June as mentioned for scapes and the garlic is generally ready 30 days after your scape removal.

My preferred time to harvest the garlic is when the bottom 3-4 leaves are dry. Garden forks work fabulous for this.

Here's a pic of the our scapes ready for the freezer a few years ago.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022 - 05:53 pm


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Thanks for the education guys. Greatly appreciated

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022 - 06:18 pm


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QUOTE (Chevy @ Oct 13, 2022 - 09:52 am)
Iím heading up to Paisley Ont for work till Oct 30.
Any prep work for the soil ?
sabmgb, I did it exactly the way you did.
Thanks for the tips
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If you will be at Paisley this sunday, there is an old time music jam/dance at the Bognor Community Hall. 1:30 to 4:30.

Mrs. S.D.Caller and I will be there.

She will play some fiddle and I will be doing some calling.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022 - 06:29 pm


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Hey Ralph, Iíll be heading up Sunday around noon. I doubt Iíll be able to get a chance to see you. It would be nice to meet you and of course see you in action.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2022 - 07:40 pm


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QUOTE (Chevy @ Oct 13, 2022 - 06:29 pm)
Hey Ralph, Iíll be heading up Sunday around noon. I doubt Iíll be able to get a chance to see you. It would be nice to meet you and of course see you in action.
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Too bad Kerry. It would have been nice to meet you as well.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022 - 09:34 pm


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QUOTE (Chevy @ Oct 12, 2022 - 06:16 pm)
I love garlic. I was buying imported garlic because it was so cheap. The stuff is tasteless. I bought some fresh Ontario garlic and couldnít believe the flavour.
I decided to grow some myself last fall. Purple stripe I think it was called. It seemed to winter well and came up nicely in the spring. Iím not sure why but they came out small ?

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Thanks for the tip Chevy.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022 - 09:39 pm


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QUOTE (sabmgb @ Oct 13, 2022 - 04:26 pm)
I work in cow compost and as mentioned as looser the dirt the better and as mentioned weeding is important. I didn't really know the name of the scapes, my rule of thumb is once there is one circle it's time to cut them. you can freeze them as well. I was told that you cut them, so the bulbs get bigger. For timing to cut them I would think in June as I dig them up in mid july typically

Hmmmm same principle as tulip bulbs.....cut the flower and the food goes to the bulb and makes it bigger.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2022 - 04:53 pm


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Iíve been growing and replanting the same variety for 25 years. I keep my biggest bulbs and use those for replantingÖ.usually six or seven cloves per bulb . Lots of manure and take the scapes off early if you want bigger bulbs. As far as planting depth goes I work the soil deep and push them in as far as I can by hand probably 2 or 3 inches. Always plant in the fall about now or earlier. Iím not far from Paisley if you need some to plant. I always have tooo much.

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Posted: Oct 21, 2022 - 06:41 am


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QUOTE (Fishnhunt @ Oct 19, 2022 - 04:53 pm)
Iíve been growing and replanting the same variety for 25 years. I keep my biggest bulbs and use those for replantingÖ.usually six or seven cloves per bulb . Lots of manure and take the scapes off early if you want bigger bulbs. As far as planting depth goes I work the soil deep and push them in as far as I can by hand probably 2 or 3 inches. Always plant in the fall about now or earlier. Iím not far from Paisley if you need some to plant. I always have tooo much.

Thanks...very kind of you.
I'll keep this in mind for next year if I'm coming out your way.

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Posted: Oct 21, 2022 - 04:57 pm


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QUOTE (Fishnhunt @ Oct 19, 2022 - 04:53 pm)
Iíve been growing and replanting the same variety for 25 years. I keep my biggest bulbs and use those for replantingÖ.usually six or seven cloves per bulb . Lots of manure and take the scapes off early if you want bigger bulbs. As far as planting depth goes I work the soil deep and push them in as far as I can by hand probably 2 or 3 inches. Always plant in the fall about now or earlier. Iím not far from Paisley if you need some to plant. I always have tooo much.

That is more then generous. The problem on my end is one of the guys brought Covid up with them and now 3 out of 4 have it.
Itís the first time for all three of us. The other guys seems to be getting symptoms. He showed up a day late. Two of us started last night. Brutal headache and sore throat with chills and sweating.
Itís was tough working today to say the least.
I foresee an early bedtime.
Cheers and Thanks Fishnhunt.

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Posted: Oct 23, 2022 - 05:23 am


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QUOTE (Chevy @ Oct 21, 2022 - 04:57 pm)
QUOTE (Fishnhunt @ Oct 19, 2022 - 04:53 pm)
Iíve been growing and replanting the same variety for 25 years. I keep my biggest bulbs and use those for replantingÖ.usually six or seven cloves per bulb . Lots of manure and take the scapes off early if you want bigger bulbs. As far as planting depth goes I work the soil deep and push them in as far as I can by hand probably 2 or 3 inches. Always plant in the fall about now or earlier. Iím not far from Paisley if you need some to plant. I always have tooo much.

That is more then generous. The problem on my end is one of the guys brought Covid up with them and now 3 out of 4 have it.
Itís the first time for all three of us. The other guys seems to be getting symptoms. He showed up a day late. Two of us started last night. Brutal headache and sore throat with chills and sweating.
Itís was tough working today to say the least.
I foresee an early bedtime.
Cheers and Thanks Fishnhunt.

Hope you and your crew get feeling better. Pm me if you need some for planting. Take care

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Posted: Oct 25, 2022 - 05:58 am


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Lots of great stuff and info just a side note I cover mine with leaves in the fall and leave them on all the way though I really keeps the weeds down for the next year helps keep the moisture in as well very seldom putt a weeds

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Posted: Nov 17, 2022 - 06:43 pm


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Greatly appreciate all the tips. I have been harvesting my garlic way too late in the season. Wondering if anyone uses natural fertilizer besides manure, wife gets grossed out with horse manure in the garden. Iíve been using egg shells instead. Any others?

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