Saturday, July 11, 2009
Growing Garlic - Continued
Last fall we posted an article about growing garlic. We planted in the fall a couple of weeks before any danger of the ground freezing.
I stated at that time, that the garlic would come up in the spring and then we fertilize with fish emulsion fertilizer a couple of times. As the plants grow they send out "scapes" toward the end of June or early July. These will flower if not cut off, and thus reduce the size of the bulbs at harvest time. The "scapes" will loop back onto themselves before flowering. This is when you cut them off.
Here is a photograph to illustrate.
By the end of July or early August it will be time to harvest. I'll post on that when the time comes.