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Last years Garlic as this years seed ?

Hi all,

Can I use this years Garlic harvest as seed for next years ?

Will this effect yield, resistance etc for the next crop?

thank you for your guidance




  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Hello GG, I have used my own seed for several years, but did not have a good crop this year. I'm going to get new cloves to plant and will only use them for about 3 or 4 years before replacing themimage

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730

    I had to give up growing garlic for space reasons but I always found it best to buy in good quality seed garlic. Plumper, healthier and certified disease-free.

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 7,229

    Have done it but better to buy new , the reason see above image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,090

    Agree - viruses and rusts can build-up if you keep replanting your own cloves, which are really just clones of the original one so carry any infection.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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