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Give up the garlic?

FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
Evening All!
I'm thinking that the garlic I planted in Feb is not worth continuing with? It hasn’t grown in weeks, looks viral? I don’t want it to sit and rot and infect adjacent onions.. would rather plant something else. Varieties are Christo and Marco. The ones in pots are the same..


  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,615
    Hmm the ones in pots do not have enough space, but I don't think that's the problem. I would guess at a nutrient deficiency but everything else looks good with limited space I would personally pull them out, I don't think they are going to give you anything edible.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Thanks Skandi. To be honest the pots were an after thought to use up left over cloves so didn’t expect much! I’ve fed the garlic with BFB and also had seaweed and the compost was new. Should I have fed them with something else do you think? Hey ho, try again next year! 😀
  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    edited May 2019
    you need to plant garlic in autumn for it to grow properly (they need about 8 months to mature), planting it in February doesn't give it enough time to mature, plus it needs a decent amount of cold to cause it to split into cloves
  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener Posts: 1,215
    I think it depends on the variety. I always plant mine in February and usually get a good crop which lasts us for the whole year. The only time it has been a failure is when it gets too dry and I forget to water.
  • mrtjformanmrtjforman Posts: 331
    so your garlic is only 2 months old, it was probably planted in a multi purpose compost with a 4 month feed in it - they don't need much feed as babies meaning a good 8 month supply, you have then added a high strength seaweed feed and what else? whatever BFB is. 

    Just to compare I have garlic on the window sill. It is also 2 months old has lush green leaves and the only feed it has had so far is whatever comes out of my tap.

  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Blood Fish and bone which was a general application over the bed 5/6 weeks after planted as was the seaweed a couple of weeks later (it was very dilute as by that time they had already gone yellow and looking ill so had nothing to lose). I’m glad your garlic is healthy, well done.
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