Hi, I have a bed of garlic that I planted last fall. There is now a large...

Asked June 27, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

Hi, I have a bed of garlic that I planted last fall. There is now a large area that looks like it's been stepped on - maybe my son's baseball landed and he walked through - who knows. Many of the garlics are bent over and stems are looking brown (leaves are still mostly green). I pulled one and it was small but good. If I leave them in the ground, will they keep growing, or are they more likely to rot? The rest of the garlic is also looking a little bent- maybe it was rain? but otherwise healthy. Many, many thanks!!

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1 Response

It's possible that wind, rain, wildlife or kids knocked down some of your garlic.
That said, it is almost the right timing for garlic to ripen. They start to yellow and lean. Generally you can dig them anytime 2-4 leaves are brown, which will probably be very soon.
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