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I planted garlic in the spring In Michigan - now what?

3 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

I an an amateur gardener and didn’t realize the best time to plant garlic is in the fall in Michigan. I planted mine by cloves mid-May and now they have large scapes.

I’m worried about leaving them in for an entire year because of splitting. I know they do well from a dormant winter hence the fall planting,

so I’m trying to figure out if I should pull them out now and then replant in the fall or just leave them in until next spring?

I also read something about putting them in the fridge to “trick” the garlic into this long it’s winter, though I don’t know when I would need to do that and how to prep the garlic.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!