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Garlic propagation

Growing garlic for the first time this month and thinking ahead. 

Expecting a bumper crop next summer!! (hopefully) would I use one of the bulbs grown to be used for another crop next year or is it best to buy new bulb?


  • Davesnave
    Davesnave Posts: 34,741 Forumite
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    I  think people can use their own bulbs from year to year provided they started with disease and pest-free stock and have had no issues. I hope so anyway, because I've just done that!
  • Farway
    Farway Posts: 13,186 Forumite
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    Apparently using your own is a "good idea" because the stock gets acclimatised to your local climate, presumably because if it doesn't suit they die and thrive if it does suit
    Eight out of ten owners who expressed a preference said their cats preferred other peoples gardens
  • Grown quite a bit over the years. I will not use the stuff from the supermarket or seed but buy stock from Isle of Wight garlic farm then keep a few from the crop back for next years and top up with fresh seed from the farm to keep a good mix going on. Elephant Garlic is superb. But being clay soil, I use pots and planters with a good peat free mix.
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