Saturday, October 02, 2010

Selecting Seed Garlic

As garlic planting time approaches, just a word about selecting seed garlic. The rule is that size of clove matters: the bigger the clove, the bigger the head you get next summer. But the key word here is CLOVE. Sometimes with hardneck garlics the bigger CLOVES are on the smaller heads. Porcelains, for example, will sometimes put out as many as 6 cloves per head. But the largest CLOVES are on the smaller heads with only 4 cloves.

2 comments:

rohrerbot said...

Good to know...thanks for the info.

Layanee said...

It is time to go over the garlic and choose the big cloves. Thanks for the reminder.