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    I was watering and weeding my herb bed. The tops of all my garlic had died, dried and I was throwing them out, so I thought I'd dig up a few bulbs of garlic. The garlic wasn't in typical bulbs each stalk was an individual clove/bulb. Looks like pearl onions, but definetly garlic. I just thought it was weird, Last time I dug some up it was little heads with individual cloves.
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  • #2
    Re: Look at my garlic,

    Yum. Looks good to me!! I LOVE garlic!!
    Lauren ~The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    • #3
      Re: Look at my garlic,

      Send some my way.. I can smell it already!

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      • #4
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        Wow, I love garlic but have never tried to grow any. We tried 10-15 onions one year, beautiful green tops and tiny little nubs underground.

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        • #5
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          I had a 2 bulbs of garlic sprout, so I seperated it and planted them in my herb bed. Last year they came up, died down, had small little bulbs, this year, came up, died down, and just had the single clove, it's kinda funny lookin for garlic, but I dont' have to worry about peeling it or anything. When I was a kid, we had some garlic growing around a couple water spickets, and the greens grew huge and flowered, these never did.

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          • #6
            Re: Look at my garlic,

            I think they actually have to flower to make bulbs. Sorta like potato plants flowering and being pollinated to make more potatoes underground.
            Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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            • #7
              Re: Look at my garlic,

              YUMMY! You just can't go wrong with garlic.
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              • #8
                Re: Look at my garlic,

                I'm trying garlic for the second time. The first time I had your exact experience. I then read that you leave the single bulb in the ground and overwinter them, let them come up the following year and they develop then. I don't know if this is true and I don't know if I can "wait" that long for garlic. I'd have to plant A TON of garlic because I use so much of it, so I'll probably just keep buying it at the market. (Or, from the Amish. Their garlic is so fresh, with large cloves, and it keeps much longer than the grocery store's.)

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                • #9
                  Re: Look at my garlic,

                  Yeah you are supposed to plant garlic in october and pick it the following september. I just buy it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Look at my garlic,

                    They do look a little like pearl onions. Weird. I have never grown garlic, I just buy it. I use a lot of garlic, garlic and shallots.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Look at my garlic,

                      Looks just like my garden garlic.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Look at my garlic,

                        I am trying my first batch this year! I had no clue on what I was doin! But anyway, after I planted my cloves (of course) I got online and did a little research...Found out I should've planted an inch deeper but I should have split the cloves before planting? Did you guys try that? My inquiring mind wants to know..I know I split a couple of mine because I wanted to check something out. But the other ones I didn't.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Look at my garlic,

                          I seperated the cloves. This is the second year for mine. I didn't plant them very deep, that may be the problem also. Last year they had cloves, the bulbs were a little larger than a silver dollar, had 6-8 small cloves in them. I only dug up a couple, left the rest. I don't know why they didn't flower, I guess cause they weren't deep enough.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Look at my garlic,

                            I meant I know you break up the head and plant the cloves, but I found out you also split the separate cloves almost in two but not all the way before you plant them...I was just wondering if anyone has tried that?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Look at my garlic,

                              Gmom, is that to help them 'root'??
                              Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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