Garlic Plants

Society Garlic Care for Older Plant

Anonymous added on September 30, 2015 | Answered

We have several society garlic plants - all doing very well. They are at least 8 years old - should I dig them up and replant every few years? By this, I don't mean to purchase new plants, but dig up the bulbs and separate and then replant the "best" bulbs.

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Answered on October 1, 2015

Yes, it is a good thing to dig them up and replant them every few years. As the bulbs multiply, they can become crowded and this will reduce flowering, so dividing them will improve their show. You do not need to plant only the best. The smaller bulbs you can think of as baby bulbs. If you replant them, they will also grow and become full sized bulbs. They may not flower for a year or so, but will get there eventually.

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