Asked on Jul 21, 2013

Growing garlic

Victoria McMackinDouglas Hunt


Growing our first garlic, should we wait until the leaves are drying out before we pick it? Husband picked first one today along with our first potatoes.
2 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 22, 2013

    Margaret, another Margaret, Margaret Roach of A Way to Garden, had one of her usual comprehensive posts on just this topic, which she titled, "The Tricky Matter of When to Harvest Garlic," and in which she writes, "Most “experts” say to harvest when several of the lower leaves go brown, but five or six up top are still green." Here's the full post:

  • Victoria McMackin
    on Jul 25, 2013

    when tops turn brown and start to fall over but are yet pliable.. we planted ours in the fall and harvested in a few weeks ago

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