Category: Garlic

Growing Garlic the Easy Way

By Jonathan Mitschele I grow German White garlic, lots of it, and in 2018 I had the best crop ever, so I thought I would share what I learned. First, plant certified nematode-free hardneck garlic. Second, plant in wide beds; they use garden space much more efficiently than does planting in single rows. I use

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When to Plant Garlic in Maine

Garlic growing at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity. English photo. People usually say mid-October is about the right time for when to plant garlic in Maine. That rule of thumb will, in most years, produce a decent crop. But why are more or fewer cloves per bulb sometimes produced, or more double cloves?

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Garlic Bloat Nematode

Garlic affected by bloat nematodes may be missing roots, and the basal plate may appear to have a dry rot. Sideman photo. By Eric Sideman, Ph.D. The stem and bulb nematode, or bloat nematode as it is often called, is not a new pest. It was reported in New York and California in the ‘30s.

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Garlic is increasingly popular among consumers and Maine growers, but three diseases are also increasingly finding the crop appealing. English photo. by Eric Sideman, Ph.D. Growing great garlic is easy. Over the past dozen years, I have seen the number of gardeners putting garlic into their repertoire double many times over, and the number of

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Roll Out the Rye Socking It to Strawberry Root Rot Garlic’s Goodness Best Released With a Crush Vitamin K for Bone Health Disinfectants for Fruits and Vegetables Planting Wheat Blends Means Higher Yields Roll Out the Rye Ecologist Adam Davis, with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Urbana, Illinois, is experimenting with a no-till system

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Garlic All Year

by Jean English, Copyright 2006 Garlic planting season is coming! Mid- to late-October is the time to plant individual cloves of garlic in the ground in Central Maine, so September is the time to make sure you have cloves to plant. After they’re planted, the cloves send out roots before the ground freezes, then, in spring,

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