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Old 04-08-2018, 07:29 PM
 
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Would I be able to grow garlic that I brought home from my recent Florida trip, in the Spring? I bought these gorgeous heads of Elephant garlic, each one cost me $4, and I want to try growing them. Your opinion please, thank you,
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Yes, you can use them as seed garlic, each clove will develop into a head, however garlic is best planted in the fall. Cut off any seed head that appears on the stalk as it grows, and harvest when the growth dies back.

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Old 04-09-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Would I be able to grow garlic that I brought home from my recent Florida trip, in the Spring? I bought these gorgeous heads of Elephant garlic, each one cost me $4, and I want to try growing them. Your opinion please, thank you,
Stick them in some loose dirt in full sun and watch.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:16 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Where do you live? ie: Agricultural growing zone
I live in south fl, I have no luck whatsoever with garlic down here, and I consider myself a good gardener. Perhaps in central or panhandle, you may have luck. Onion family likes cold...

If you live further north, you would have better luck, imho.

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Old 04-09-2018, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Terradown....altho' it's not recommended, I had no problem growing garlic in Yuma, zone 10b. I just had to adjust my planting schedule....just like tomatoes, I would plant in Aug/Sept and be done by May/June.

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Old 04-09-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Gemstone, I can start it, it just won't finish. My summers are wet and wild. They rot and die.

Fl. vegetable gardening is on same time table as yours.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"My summers are wet and wild"...that would be the difference....Yuma gets 3" of rainfall....annually.

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Old 04-09-2018, 02:35 PM
 
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Where do you live? ie: Agricultural growing zone
I live in south fl, I have no luck whatsoever with garlic down here, and I consider myself a good gardener. Perhaps in central or panhandle, you may have luck. Onion family likes cold...

If you live further north, you would have better luck, imho.
I live in the North East, zone 7.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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Default My Garlic

Last year, I attempted to grow garlic, and put regular garlic on two containers near Thanksgiving, one container had some green shoots on it.......but nothing has sprout up yet.....I think I may have put the garlic down on the soil the wrong way.

This year, I am all excited about the Florida garlic, and I want to make sure nothing goes wrong with it. However, I bought it in early March, so if I have to wait till near Thanksgiving to put it in, it will probably dry in the refrigerator, yes, no?
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"it will probably dry in the refrigerator, yes, no?"....yes, plant it.

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