i’ve given updates several times over the progress of the garlic bulbils in the greenhouse. i’ve been fretting as to if they would sprout or not, and once they sprouted i fretted that they wouldn’t be big enough to plant out in time before it got really cold and ground froze. this week we planted them out.
they have sized up nicely, the largest about the size of big leek seedlings.
the roots have developed really well and the plants look good and strong. i did neglected to harder these off, which may make for a difficult time for them, but the greenhouse they have been growing in is unheated, so at least they haven’t been pampered too much.
four rows, 5 inches apart, plants about every three inches, about an inch and a half deep. i think we could have planted them even tighter, but since it’s an untried crop i just wanted to plant the one bed and see how they did and then decide if to plant them in larger bulk and at what spacing next year.
after planting they go under quickhoops, basically just pvc electrical conduit and floating row cover. for more information on installing quick hoops you can see last years how to post here.
in addition to the garlic bulbils, we also planted our more normal garlic from cloves.
1200 row feet, now safely under straw for the winter, to be harvested next year.