When to dig garlic?
Garlic is an indispensable vegetable, as it not only improves the taste of dishes, but also contains a huge amount of vitamins with its composition. However, gardeners often work in vain, because they do not know when to dig up garlic, as a result, it quickly disappears in the future. To avoid this, you can use the tips outlined below.
When should I dig up garlic?
First of all it should be noted that garlic is spring and winter. The latter differs from the first one in that it has an arrow. Winter teeth form around it, and spring ones form in a spiral. You also need to know that winter garlic is planted in the fall, and spring - in the spring, thus, the ripening periods of these species will be different.
Winter garlic should be dug in late July - early August. Approximately in the middle of June, arrows are born on winter garlic; most of the gardeners are removed so that the plant will use all its forces to form the head of the vegetable.However, a few arrows need to be left so that you can determine the timing of garlic harvesting, since it is very difficult to make it through the leaves of the plant.
Harvesting is necessary only when the arrows straighten up, and the seed box starts to crack. If in doubt, it is better to dig a few fruits and look at the cloves of the vegetable and its “garment”, which a normal specimen should have thin and good holding teeth.
With the definition of time digging spring garlic need to act differently. In most cases, it is dug out after 2-3 weeks after harvesting winter. However, as a guideline of its maturity, it is better to use the lower leaves. If they are yellowed, but the middle part remains green, then you can dig up a vegetable.