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Anonymous added on May 21, 2011 | Answered

What are the little white sacks on top of the garlic leaves that look like they should be the bulb? Should this be removed from the plant instead of pulling the plant out of the ground to get the bulb?

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Answered on May 23, 2011

Hardneck garlic has a little curly thing that grows out of the top, from which there is a white sac-like thing containing bulbils. Each one is about the side a pea. You want to cut off most of these bulbils, leaving only a few. Leaving too many will sap some of the energy needed for prodicing the actual garlic bulb growing in the ground.

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