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This is my first year seriously growing garlic. They were put in in November, and the plants are now large, more than two feet tall. But many of the older, broad leaves are brown and dry. There are many bright green long thin-shaft leaves/shoots popping up alongside the green broad older leaves. I've trimmed off all the brown/dead leaves. Maybe unnecessary, but the plants certainly don't need them anymore, and the bed just looks cleaner. But this is totally unlike the onions, just adjacent to them, that are completely green, and bulbing beautifully. Is this normal behavior for garlic, where leaves just start dying long before maturity?

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