Garlic

img_3642Instructions:

  • Direct plant cloves
  • 4” spacing
  • 1-2” deep
  • Blunt end down

Insect Pests:

  • Nematodes: Ditylenchus dipsaci, Pratylenchus penetrans, Meloidogyne
  • Thrips
  • Leafminer
  • Bulb Mites: Rhizoglyphus spp. Tyrophagus spp.
  • Onion maggot: Delia antiqua

Diseases:

  • Basal Rot Fusarium culmorum: yellowing and dieback of leaves, white fungus at bulb base
  • White Rot Sclerotium cepivorum: identical to basal, but plant death is quicker
  • Downy Mildew Peronospora destructor: Whitish, furry growth on leaves and yellow tinge
  • Botrytis Rot Botrytis porri: watery stems and fuzzy grey fungus

Harvest:

  • Harvest when 40-60% leaves have yellowed, around mid-July
  • Use a pitchfork
  • Undercut bulb

Post-Harvest:

  • Trim leaves and roots, rinse or rub dirt off
  • Store in cardboard boxes or burlap bags 32-35 F at 65-75% RH
  • Seed garlic should be stored at 50 F at 65-70% RH
  • Keep separate from other crops, smell will transfer
Year Variety Date Planted Date Harvested Days to Harvest Yield (lbs/sq. ft)
2016 Phillips 10/29 6/17 232 19
2016 Russian Red 10/29 6/17 232 18
2016 Georgia Crystal 10/29 6/17 232 40
2016 German Extra Hardy 10/29 6/17 232 31
Music 10/29 6/17 232 38
Genovese 10/29 6/17 232 5

 

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