When to harvest garlic

Q: Now that my garlic plant has this beautiful bloom will it have a garlic bulb or onion to harvest or do I just leave it?

A: By the time the plant flowers, garlic may be a little past optimum harvest time. Go ahead and dig the bulbs now. It is fine to use them for cooking.

When the flower stems first emerge from the ground is a better time to harvest.

By the way, the things you see in the garlic “flower” are not seeds but bulbils. They can be separated and planted as you would seed.

When to Harvest Vegetables

Garlic bulbils

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