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disappointing garlic bulb size

daninthedirt (USDA 8b, HZ9, CentTX, Sunset z30, Cfa)
3 months ago
last modified: 3 months ago

I planted my garlic back in November. The cloves came from a nursery, which neglected to say anything about variety, which was sorta stupid on their part. But I planted the large cloves, and they grew well. Very good soil with lots of compost, and adequate water. The leaves have started to die, so I pulled a row, and the bulbs were disappointingly small. Maybe an inch across at best. Is this a deal, like for onions, where the bulbs mostly grow in the last month before harvest, and I just didn't wait long enough? I guess I can wait a month before pulling another row. This is my first year growing garlic, so I'm not sure what to expect. These were planted adjacent to sweet onions, which grew enormous, and are now all harvested. I have some summer veggies on trellises south of this row, so in the last month or two the garlic in this row hasn't gotten a lot of sun.

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