View Full Version : First crop is up!
03-12-2010, 04:32 PM
Doing a walk around the garden to see signs of spring. My garlic is about 3 inches tall! It won't be long! :D
03-12-2010, 07:27 PM
can you start Garlic seeds this early or are they growing from last years leftovers?
also, can Onions be put out now?
03-12-2010, 07:49 PM
When I dig my garlic in late summer, I braid it and hang it up to dry under the porch roof. After the garden is cleaned off in late October, I take the bulbs down and plant the "toes" like onion sets. This way you get nice bulbs every year. Seeds take 2 years to make nice bulbs.
I suppose you could put a few onions out if you like working in cold mud!! I'd more likely start a few in a hot box along with some early lettuce ;) Right now even a big flowerpot would warm the soil better and quicker.
03-15-2010, 08:53 AM
I have some oninon seeds coming and almost ordered some garlic to arrive this fall. Have you ever direct sown onion seed in the garden or do you have better luck transplanting your own starts?
03-15-2010, 09:52 AM
I plants "sets" that you can buy this time of year. They mature faster for green onions. The seeds might be ok for a late harvest to keep over winter. We never can seem to plant enough to worry about storing any. We use them up when we start canning. :)
03-15-2010, 11:14 AM
That is what we usually do too, first time starting from seed. Have had issues in the past with storage and bulb size with sets.
03-22-2010, 10:38 AM
Monday 3/21. all day rain has put a kabosh to my yard & garden chores today. Did see my garlic is 5" tall sofar. I planted 2 rows of peas last week. (First time growing them). Have started flats of peppers in the basement a week ago, but no germination yet. The only thing popping up sofar is my brocolli.
03-22-2010, 11:12 AM
My garlic is about 3-5" tall.
One word of advice on the peas. If you have rabbits keep them fenced or put out of reach if in buckets.
Those plants are like candy to them.
03-22-2010, 11:26 AM
What type of garlic do you guys grow and do you prefer softneck or nardneck garlic?
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