Garlic Skin Colour

I planted garlic with purple wrapper colouring last year. The harvested garlic isn’t purple. Does it change colour as it dries or what’s going on here? I know comparatively July 9th is early to harvest but they were ready. I…

Onions/leeks/garlic

Our onion and leek crop failed this year. Garlic was great. We are in south western Ontario. They are grown in full sun. Crops are rotated. Garden is watered occasionally when very dry. Soil is loam. Both were replanted once.…

Garlic – straw mulch, horse manure, irrigation

1. is it ok to cover the garlic with straw as a mulch which has previously treated with herbicide? The garlic will be grown on a wooden bed of 3ft x 7ft. 2. Are there any issues with mold formation…

Garlic cloves

I have been successfully growing hardneck garlic for years in Dundas Ontario replanting the largest cloves in October. Now the bulbs consist of only 4 large cloves. Previously there were 6 or more cloves in each bulb which I prefer.…

Slimy Garlic

I have a customer that has planted garlic for a few years with good results. this year when he pulled the plants the bulb was slimy and rotten. He had planted over 100 cloves and all were rotten except one…

Garlic Bulbils

Can I grow these in pots? Do I leave them outside in the winter?…

Garlic

I planted my garlic in mid October this year.  I noticed, because of the mild weather Toronto has experienced in November and December, my garlic is 6 inches tall already. What can I do? Should I mulch heavily to stop…

Inground pests destroying garlic cloves

One of the items grown in my Toronto garden are garlic cloves. The last few years there is a worm (?), about the diameter of two needles, that eats the garlic leaving a brownish stain on the cloves. Eventually it…

Which edibles to plant in fall?

Hello. I am in the northern end of Toronto, zone 5b. I am wondering if there is anything I can plant in the fall to overwinter and harvest in spring/summer. Thank you!…