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Strange garlic

This year I planted a row of last year's garlic harvest which I have done previously very successfully. Rather than grow into the typical bulb with identifiable cloves this year's garlic has formed a single clove/bulb with a fairly hard skin. 

What has caused this?

Other garlic from purchased stock has done very well.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,766

    Garlic needs to experience low temperatures to initiate the dividing into cloves.  Perhaps your garlic just didn't get cold enough this year - different varieties might need different temperatures. 

    Use it for roasted garlic - my mouth is watering already image

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  • derbyduckderbyduck Posts: 137

    it happens some times if the seed garlic doesn't get cold enough over winter ,it also depends on which variety your seed cloves came from i.e. hardneck are autum sown softneck spring sown . it tastes the same and you only have to peel one skin off lol.

    atb dd


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