Growing Garlic from Bulbils
Everyone does it differently. Here we share some of the experimental work we have done. When it comes to learning about garlic, there is no end to it. The varieties here all germinated at different rates. Tibetan took about a month and needed a heating pad. I suspect the Himalayan Mountains still had snow on them until the Tibetan bulbils germinated. The varieties with huge bulbils were started first. Spring planting.
Phase 1 - Germination - Soaking bulbils between sheets of paper towels.
Variations in germination rate
Montana Giant - 24 days of soak
Phase 2 - Transferring to APS grow units ten days later, planting about a half inch deep
Phase 3 - Planting outdoors in a trenched row 3-5 weeks after setup
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