No. And I don't have any problems. My rate of sprouting and growing to
maturity is probably over 95% of cloves planted. A commercial grower who
has the same crop in the same ground year after year is bound to have more
potential for pests and disease, if you don't do that you are way in front.
Heaven Forfend. No way in Hades. I have no idea if that sort of thing is
really needed in Hades (which, from 43?N closely resembles Texas, or
vice versa) but one of the best things about growing garlic is that it's
about as close to trouble-free with no fuss as plants come.
I stuff it in the ground in fall (not as late as some would have you do
it - having missed a year and had it all sit in the ground to be
followed by the best harvest in memory, I am unconvinced that it minds
having leaves out in the winter), mulch/weed a bit, and harvest it. If a
variety does not do well enough to make its own seed, it's out of my
crop. I will, quite rarely (many years go by without doing so), buy a
pound or so of seed garlic to try a different variety. If it wants to be
around next year it had better make 2-3 lbs of seed-quality heads, and
enough left over to eat some. I build up to whatever seems like a level
I want to sustain.
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