Garlic: can one plant cloves without roots

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  1. jkrawchuk

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    We had a great harvest, and wish to plant in the fall. We have separated the cloves, left the skin on, but do not have any roots. The roots were also removed, and now we are unsure about them for planting. Should we worry?
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Sounds perfect.
    However, next year do not split the bulb into the separate cloves, until you are ready to plant them. They will dry out in small cloves. The roots will soon grow when you plant them.

    For storage of the rest for your own use, keep whole and store in a cool, light, dry place. (after you have cleaned of the roots and any dirt on the outside skin)


    http://www.gardenaction.co.uk/fruit_veg_diary/fruit_veg_mini_project_april_3_garlic.asp

    http://www.storingandfreezing.co.uk/drying-onions-garlic-for-storage.html
     

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