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Hello everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I bought a few garlic bulbs at Christmas market. not yet planted them, am I too late. some are showing signs of growth. do I plant with the new growth above soil? thankyou

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Get them in, Goldfinch.  Plant so the top of the clove (not counting shoot) is an inch below soil level.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thankyou so much, both for quick reply and info. the ground now is frozen, so I plant them into large cell trays, then hopefully plant into open ground in a few months. is that ok?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Sure, but plant them out as soon as the ground isn't frozen rather than waiting.  They need exposure to cold in order for the clove to 'split' internally and go on to form a 'bulb' of cloves as it matures.  If you haven't grown garlic before, remember that you split each bulb into individual cloves before planting and that they are hungry plants and will benefit from the addition of well-rotted manure into the planting hole, or fish, blood and bone applied as instructed on the packet to the planting area. image

    Last edited: 02 January 2017 13:22:13

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thankyou so much

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Anytime really aym as it is a slow release fertiliser so no real danger of it burning the plants or being washed away.  Just gently mix it into the surface of the soil beside the plants.  Stick the the recommened application amount per square metre though.

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