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by ATurner on January 04, 2005 07:16 PM
I recently found 5 cloves of garlic that had sprouted in my compost bin. I rescued them and placed them in pots of their own. They are still very young. Is there anything special that I need to do for them? Does anyone have any tips on when and how to harvest? Can I replant after harvesting? I want to maintain a constant supply of garlic (its a staple in my household's meals). Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Thx.
by down under Ben on January 08, 2005 05:57 PM
Hi there,

two weeks before harvest we used to bend over the leaves.

literally the whole plant, bend it over so the top of the bulb is exposed to the sun.
think it matures the skin.

the plant dries and you sorta use the plant as rope and tie the garlic together like a reath.

when planting more garlic from the first crop,
pick the best looking bulbs and use the 3 biggest cloves from each bulb for planting and eat the rest.

hope this helps [wayey]

Ben
by Jiffymouse on January 09, 2005 01:57 AM
[thumb] thanks again ben. i was hoping someone would answer this post because i wanted to know!
by ATurner on January 11, 2005 07:21 PM
thank you so much! that helps a lot.

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