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Hello, 
can anyone tell me why the elephant garlic bulbs that I harvested and have left to try have started to turn green? Also are they salvageable or shall I compost them? They were harvested a little early due to showing signs of white rot so I wondered if this may be linked to it? Many thanks. 

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  • StephenSouthwestStephenSouthwest Southwest EnglandPosts: 374
    I'd be inclined to salvage anything green and healthy for the freezer...
  • Should I continue to let them dry out or will it not make a difference to them now? 
  • MikeOxgreenMikeOxgreen PenninesPosts: 151
    Only a guess, but have you put them somewhere dry? Have you harvested them too early?
  • NGLittleSeedlingsNGLittleSeedlings Posts: 720
    edited 3 July
    Yes they’re in a greenhouse drying out and I harvested them when half the leaves had turned brown. 
  • MikeOxgreenMikeOxgreen PenninesPosts: 151
    Yes, but were the bulbs green when you harvested them?
  • No they weren’t they have changed to green since harvesting 😕
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,710
    Our bulbs have been very poor this year and harvested them this week. All green growth gone and the bulbs were in small cloves rather than in a clump. But still something to use.
  • MikeOxgreenMikeOxgreen PenninesPosts: 151
    Our bulbs have been very poor this year and harvested them this week. All green growth gone and the bulbs were in small cloves rather than in a clump. But still something to use.
    What do you think that was down to?
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,710
    Probably due to the dry spells we have had even though they had been watered but there is nothing better than rain.
  • I guess so, just a shame that’s all as I don’t want them to go to waste! 
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