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Master Gardener Tips for the Panhandle

What kind of garlic do you grow?

There are two kinds of garlic - the softneck garlic and the hardneck garlic. Hardneck is the one found here in our northern climate. The hardneck has a hard central stem with the cloves clustered about the base of the stem. This stem curls and forms a seed pod in June which needs to be removed upon its appearance. More about the garlic tomorrow.

When do you harvest garlic?

Harvest garlic when the bulb of cloves is mature. That is when the three lower plant leaves have turned brown about mid-July. You have about two weeks to harvest garlic before the outer wrapp...


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